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Jaisa Jade Blount

Jaisa Jade Blount was born at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Shortly after making her entrance and meeting her family, Jaisa passed away at 7:25 a.m.


Recipe for success: Love for cooking has turned Semaj Attaway from troubled student to master chef

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Semaj Attaway was around 6 years old the first time he got suspended from school.

His mother, Shequite Johnson, said she would frequently have to go get him and bring him home during the day because of his behavioral problems.

One day, while he was home serving a suspension, she was trying to cook cornbread.




Otis Tommy Stanford

Services for Otis Tommy Stanford of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Sunflower, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Stanford, 41, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 in Tampa.

A private burial will follow the service.



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Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.

Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.



Journey 2019: MacNealy-Gonzales talks living in the Virgin Islands, being affected by two Category 5 hurricanes

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Brittany MacNealy-Gonzales always wanted to live on the beach.

More specifically, she always wanted to live on an island, but by the time she entered her late twenties, the Inverness native was living in Nashville working for a nonprofit.



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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’

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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Sports

The North Sunflower Academy Rebel basketball teams were back on the court recently, facing Winona... READ MORE

Obituaries

Services for Ervin Lee Hughes of Belzoni will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian Valley Missionary... READ MORE

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