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COVID changes – not for the good in most cases

By BY MARK H. STOWERS COLUMNIST,

Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!

I remember the first COVID-19 day, kind of. It was surreal and governors across America shut down their states. Some sooner than others, some with far reaching power that gets folks’ attention. And not always for the good. I work at home so being sequestered didn’t seem to be that big of deal to me.



Coaches prep for gridiron return: Gentry, Thomas E. Edwards look to safely hit the practice field soon

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

These Coronavirus times may be uncertain but plans for the 2020 high school football season have begun to be put into place.

Most recently, the Mississippi High School Athletic Association announced that June 1 will be the date which its member schools may begin their summer workout schedule.





Heroes work here

The banner is now up at South Sunflower County Hospital, provided by First Baptist Church of Indianola, Andy Daniels, State Farm Agent and Family Dental Care, the sign pays tribute to the front line heroes working at the hospital.

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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.





Loved ones remember young woman shot and killed last Friday

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

On Friday, April 10, Alberta Garner’s life was cut short just before dawn after shots rang out on Garrard Avenue in Indianola.

Gardner is the city’s second female victim of gunfire this year, and according to police reports, she is likely the second innocent bystander to be killed in Indianola since March.



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.




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District receives $900K grant to turn Rosser into Pre-K center

By BY JYESHA JOHNSON EDITORIAL INTERN,

In upcoming months, James C. Rosser Elementary School will no longer be vacant but filled with pre-K students.

The Sunflower County Consolidated School District will receive $935,000 in grant funds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to remodel and repurpose the James C. Rosser Elementary School building in Moorhead.




James Carson

Services for James Carson of Chicago, formerly of Moorhead, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.

Mr. Carson, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 in Chicago.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.





Thelma Hunter

Services for Thelma Hunter of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Baptist Church, Moorhead.

Ms. Hunter, 74, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


Jack Ryan: A better kind of green new deal

By JACK RYAN ENTERPRISE JOURNAL,

It is annoying when some people complain that cattle are a huge contributor to global warming because of their methane “emissions.”

Of course, that observation usually leads to the call for people to reduce or eliminate their beef consumption, which would mean the world would need less cattle and the planet would thus be saved.


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