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Johnny "Big John" Strong

Services for Johnny “Big John” Strong of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Mr. Strong, 56, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2020 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Yolanda Jean Moore

Services for Yolanda Jean Moore of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Moore, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 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.

James Beverly

Services for James Beverly of Itta Bena will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood.

Mr. Beverly, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood

Burial will be in Pitts Cemetery, Itta Bena.


JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Jordan Bryant. The senior Indianola native is currently undecided about a career choice. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball. He is pictued with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.

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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.

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.



There was a lot of playoff action today for multiple Sunflower County teams across multiple sports...


Sue Kathy Upchurch Griffin, 72, of Inverness, passed to her eternal heavenly home after a long,... READ MORE

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