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NSA graduates sixth graders

Pictured seated in the sixth grade graduating class are Channing King, Lena Morris, Jaden Johnson and Ashley Haycraft. Standing are Ryan Brady, Wyatt Barr, Landon Liddell, Brayden Clem, Tristan Parks and Teacher Barbara Dunavent. Not pictured is Preston Reynolds.

Photo: Vikki Peay

Church Events May 21, 2020

Church Anniversary

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, located at 75 Skelton Road, will continue celebrating their 140th-year Church Anniversary at 7 p.m. TONIGHT and TOMORROW, climaxing at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. They are working diligently to insure that it will be a most memorable occasion.

Minister Installation Program

Indianola Academy graduates

Indianola Academy Valedictorian Sarah Frances Downs addresses the class of 2020 and the families of the IA graduates seated on the football field during last week’s commencement. It was a rainy evening, and the graduates had to sit socially distant in the bleachers, but it was a success, school officials said.

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Pandemic offers resilient Mississippi a chance to embrace a brighter future


My favorite streaming video program during the COVID-19 virus stay-at-home lockdown has not been about tigers and their crazy trainer, Joe Exotic, from the wildly popular Netflix docuseries. Nor has it been about Scottie Pippin and the other guy who played professional basketball with him on the Chicago Bulls.

Brenda Jean Cobb Roberts

Brenda Jean Cobb Roberts, 59, of Indianola, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at her home.

She was born Nov. 1, 1960 in Isola to John Norman Cobb Sr. and Virgie Cook Cobb.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Mary Ann Poor.

Cops and Robbers May 21, 2020

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Sunday at 7:57 a.m., Daniel Graves, 35, 102 North Davis Circle was arrested and charged with disturbance of family and disorderly conduct--failure to comply with officers after a family member said he was creating a disturbance in their home.

In other calls,


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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Alice Britt Varner, 69, of Indianola, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at her home.

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