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Dunagin: Attending a brother's funeral


Traveling these days just isn’t as pleasant as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, but sometimes it’s necessary.

And traveling to the funeral of one’s only brother isn’t a fun trip under any circumstances.

My wife and I spent most of the weekend on a trip to Houma, La.,  to attend the funeral of my brother Ralph Dunagin.

NSA Booster Club meets

The NSA Booster Club recently held a meeting to elect officers for the coming school year. Seated are J R Scallion, Vice-President, Jimbo Dawson, President and standing is Priscilla Billhofer, Secretary/Treasurer.

Photo: Vikki Peay


Russell Leigh Carson

Russell Leigh Carson, 59, of Greenville, passed away June 24, 2020, at his home.

Russell was born Sept. 3, 1960, in Indianola to Luther Leigh Carson and Jessalyn Russell Carson and was raised in Baird. Russell was an avid fisherman, hunter, and cotton ginner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Beth.

Christine Johnson Williams

Services for Christine Johnson Williams of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Williams, 96, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Byram, Miss..

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Letter: Letters From Our Readers

My heart is broken....

My heart breaks at the world that is around me.

My heart breaks for my black brothers and sisters who are hurting.

My heart breaks for my white brothers and sisters who will not stand up for justice and what is right. My heart breaks for the police who hurt instead of protect.


Job fair a good case study


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


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


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.


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’


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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