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Leslie H. Anderson

Leslie H. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Leslie was born on February 5, 1957; two minutes after his identical twin brother. From that moment on, they were known as the “Anderson twins”.




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Carzell Brown-Akon

Services for Carzell Brown-Akon of Greenville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Indianola.

Mrs. Brown-Akon, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.





Livestock Show Jan. 18

Baird Dawson, 8, and Lilli Dawson, 12, are getting ready for the 77th annual Sunflower County Livestock Show that will be held at the Edgar N. Donahoe Livestock Arena in Sunflower on Jan. 18. Baird is pictured left with a hefer, and Lilli is pictured right with a steer she plans to show at the event.


Orleaner Calloway

Services for Orleaner Calloway of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Calloway, 79, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.


Leslie H. Anderson

Leslie H. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Leslie was born on February 5, 1957; two minutes after his identical twin brother. From that moment on, they were known as the “Anderson twins”.


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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.






Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.

Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.



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Candidates meet in public forum

Photos by: Recardo Thomas
Indianola’s three Democratic candidates for mayor met at Gentry High School last Friday night for a forum sponsored by the Sunflower County NAACP Chapter. Incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal, Mario Robinson and Vivian Jenkins are pictured left to right.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Prayers, motivational videos, games, prizes and inspired biblical encouragement combined with great food and fellowship constitutes a winning combination.
And once again Pastor Guy Burke, First Baptist Church and other community members teamed up to provide that enriching experience for local high school football athletes.






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