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Johnny "Big John" Strong

Services for Johnny “Big John” Strong of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Mr. Strong, 56, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2020 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Yolanda Jean Moore

Services for Yolanda Jean Moore of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Moore, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

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

Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.







James Beverly

Services for James Beverly of Itta Bena will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood.

Mr. Beverly, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood

Burial will be in Pitts Cemetery, Itta Bena.




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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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