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Fire chief walks back statements on sirens

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

During Monday night's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting, Alderman Sam Brock raised concern over a recent newspaper article concerning the city's emergency sirens.

Brock said his reason for addressing the matter with Fire Chief Orlando Battle was so that city department heads would be cognizant of statements made to the press.



Lions golf tournament a success at 47

Lion Buster Holloway, chairman, wants to thank all of the golfers that participated in the tournament as well as all of the businesses and individuals that gave door prizes for the Saturday night banquet.

These prizes added to the success of the tournament, as they have over the 47 years that the club has hosted this tournament.




Tashandra Brown Hutchins

Services for Tashandra Brown Hutchins of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple of Deliverance Church.

Ms. Hutchins, 44, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Dillon Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.



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Women of Influence: Miskia Davis

Miskia Davis is entering her third year as head of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. In just a short time, the Montgomery County native and Drew transplant has made headway with the district’s elementary students, with an over 90 percent pass rate on this year’s third grade gate test.







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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.









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MAIS addresses final plays at state title game, will advocate replay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It was the play that changed Indianola Academy’s season.


The game-winning overtime touchdown pass lobbed into the end zone on second down by Starkville Academy running back Taylor Arnold sent the otherwise undefeated Colonels home from Jackson Academy with their only loss of the season on Nov. 18.





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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Billy Ray “Bill” Ammons, 90, of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home.

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