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Bracey an All-Star

Thomas E. Edwards standout basketball player and Ole Miss commit Jacorriah Bracey will play in the Mississipi Association of Coaches Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Basketball Game that will be played on March 13 at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College. The girls game is scheduled for 5 p.m.


Eugene Caston

Services for Eugene Caston of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Caston, 63, died Friday, Jan. 10, 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.






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Ray Woods Jr.

Services for Ray Woods Jr. of Indianola were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mr. Woods, 72, departed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola, which was in charge of arrangements.


Alberta Robertson

Services for Alberta Robertson of Moorhead will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Swan Lake Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.

Ms. Robertson, 63, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

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


Ernest Webb

Services for Ernest Webb of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Webb, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 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.



Bracey an All-Star

Thomas E. Edwards standout basketball player and Ole Miss commit Jacorriah Bracey will play in the Mississipi Association of Coaches Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Basketball Game that will be played on March 13 at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College. The girls game is scheduled for 5 p.m.


Eugene Caston

Services for Eugene Caston of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Caston, 63, died Friday, Jan. 10, 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.





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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.










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Frisco students make stop at Gentry

A group of 18 students, from the Urban School of San Francisco, made a stopover at Gentry High School on Monday as part of the Civil Rights study. The students began their observations at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis before visiting the campus of Ole Miss and making their way to Indianola.







New face at Delta Council

Mike Philpot, seen here at Wednesday’s Indianola Lions Club gathering with Lion Shelia Waldrup, is the newest staffer at Delta Council. He spoke about his hopes to grow the Delta region with Delta Strong, an industrial recruiting effort, as the lead resource.




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