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Cops and Robbers February 20, 2020

No arrest reports were submitted from the Indianola Police Department this week,

However, in other calls,

On Sunday at 3:09 p.m., a Johnson Avenue woman said a 20-year-old Flint Street, Mobile, Alabama man, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, hit her 2005 Nissan Altima in the 300 block of Johnson Street and left the scene.

Bracey powers Lady Tigers to win

Booneville held tight for about one period during Monday night’s first-round basketball playoffs action, facing the Lady Tigers at Thomas E. Edwards Senior High. But they could not shut star player and future Ole Miss player Jacorriah Bracey down, allowing her to score 43 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal and 8 assists.

Donald “Sonny” Hampton

Donald “Sonny” Hampton, age 80, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at North West Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Mr. Hampton was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and per his wishes he will be buried at sea with military rites.

He was born April 27, 1939 to Clarence and Lula Worley Hampton and lived in Drew.


MDOC faces long-term issues


Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.

He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.


Job fair a good case study


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.

Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody


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.


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’


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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