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Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.




All-Stars represent IA

Four Indianola Academy football seniors spent their last snaps on a high school field last week when they participated in the annual MAIS All-Star game. Pictured in front are Thomas Putnam, James Roberts and Spencer Roberson. In back are coaches Tommy Nester and Clete Putnam. Not pictured is senior Woods Toler.

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Ervin Lee Hughes

Services for Ervin Lee Hughes of Belzoni will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Silver City.

Mr. Hughes, 47, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

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




NSA faces Winona Christian

The North Sunflower Academy Rebel basketball teams were back on the court recently, facing Winona Christian. Pictured to the left is Nick Billhofer leaping up for a shot during the varsity game. To the right, Gracie Barrett tries to defend against a Lady Stars player.

Photo: Vikki Peay




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Board accepts resignations from city clerk, attorney

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Once again the city of Indianola is without a city clerk.

After emerging from a closed executive session on Monday night, the Indianola Board of Aldermen introduced a motion to accept the resignation of City Clerk Lashanda Moore effective December 6.

The aldermen voted and unanimously accepted the proposal.



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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.



Journey 2019: MacNealy-Gonzales talks living in the Virgin Islands, being affected by two Category 5 hurricanes

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Brittany MacNealy-Gonzales always wanted to live on the beach.

More specifically, she always wanted to live on an island, but by the time she entered her late twenties, the Inverness native was living in Nashville working for a nonprofit.



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