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Alberta Thomas Kennedy

Alberta Thomas Kennedy, 86, of Trussville, Alabama, formerly of Indianola, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019.

She was born in Pine, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. A lifelong schoolteacher, she taught fourth and fifth grades at Indianola Academy from 1976 until her retirement in 1990.


Byas expands to Belzoni

Byas Funeral Home has expanded its footprint into Humphreys County. The Indianola-based funeral home opened its eighth office in Belzoni, holding a ribbon cutting on Oct. 3. Pictured above at the new office are  Lawrence Sims, Technical Services; Wardell Walton, Consultant; Barbara Anderson, Office Manager; Victor Byas Sr. CEO and W. T.

Church News October 31, 2019

Mission Mississippi

Mission Mississippi welcomes all Christians who desire greater unity in the Body of Christ for their monthly gathering of fellowship and prayer. They will gather from noon to 1p.m. TODAY in the parish hall of Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church (205 E. Gresham Street, Indianola). All are welcomed! 

Fall Fest


UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free


Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.


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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