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Elnora Fairley

Graveside services for Elnora Fairley of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead with the Rev. Herman Cole officiating.

Ms. Fairley, 70, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola which is in charge of arrangements.

Phillips speaks to Lions

Lion Malone Phillips recently spoke to the Indianola Lions Club about his unexpected kidney transplant experience.  Lion Malone shared many examples of God’s hand protecting him and his family and guiding them along this transplant journey.  We are thankful for Lion Malone’s remarkable recovery and are proud to call him a Lion.

Lions install new officers, Washington becomes president

2020-2021 Indianola Lions Club Officers and Directors were installed on Wednesday, June 24,2020.  Pictured above in front are Malone Phillips, 3rd VP; Barry Cassidy, 2nd VP; Fred Washington, President; Drew McDowell, Treasurer; Mike Columbus, past District Governor; back l-r Billy Betts, Lion Tamer; Charles David, Director; Buster Holloway, Dir

Former District 13 state senator and current Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons honored this week

Former District 13 state senator and current Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons, (2nd from left), Mississippi’s first African American elected to the position, was honored on Thursday, June 25, 2020, with presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 525 honoring his contributions to the state, the country and his fellow

‘Exploding with new cases’: Physician links end of sheltering to spike in COVID-19 positives


For the first two-plus months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunflower County managed to hold its number of positive cases in check.

That has all changed over the past two weeks, as the county’s numbers have seen a spike that is concerning local health officials.


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.



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