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Coach of the year

Alex Deason, who in his first year as Indianola Academy’s girls soccer coach took the team to a state title win, was the recipient of the school’s coach of the year award.

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Pages from the past: An update on Tyler Muzzi and a look back

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1920

J. A. RICHARDSON, EDITORIAL: Pay no attention to the miserable poverty plan by Southern. If they are not competent businessmen, let them step aside so capable men can take charge.

LOCAL NEWS: Dr. Wasson of Moorhead was in town Monday for business before the Board of Supervisors.






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Johnnie Wilkins

Graveside services for Johnnie Wilkins of Sunflower will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Road Cemetery, Sunflower.

Mr. Wilkins, 79, died Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola is in charge of arrangements.




YANKY 72 memorial to be live-streamed

The third annual YANKY 72 memorial ceremony will be live-streamed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the only event that will be taking place is a brief ceremony on  Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to stay home and watch the ceremony online, which will be streamed on the YANKY 72 Memorial Facebook page.


George “Rusty” Barrow

Graveside services for George “Rusty” Barrow of Sunflower will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Road Cemetery, Sunflower.

Mr. Barrow, 59, died Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola is in charge of arrangements


Howard G. Jue

Howard G. Jue of Indianola passed away to be with The Lord on June 27, 2020 with his family by his side.  A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by: his wife, Susanna; their children, Susan (Scott), Debbie (Richard), Katherine (Paul), Dianna (Tony) and Terry (Kaity); and six grandchildren.


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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.


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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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