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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.


Mississippi Economic Council at Rotary

The Mississippi Economic Council made Indianola one of its stops on its tour this year, visiting the Indianola Rotary Club this week to discuss a host of issues facing the state, detailed more in the publisher’s column on page 4. Pictured below is MEC President & CEO Scott Waller. To the right are Beth Kitchings, Rotary President Rev.




IA splits Kirk series

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

Continuing to dodge the rain, the Indianola Academy Colonels baseball team was able to open their new season Monday night by splitting a double header.

In this twin-bill played at Kirk Academy in Grenada, the Colonels rebounded from a 6-5 first game loss with a 12-6 weather shortened victory over the Raiders in the nightcap.






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MDOC faces long-term issues

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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.









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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.







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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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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