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A groundbreaking event: Construction set to begin on new Fannie Lou Hamer center

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation Headquarters was held on Thursday in Ruleville.  The Ruleville Community House was the host venue for the celebration due to inclement weather and a saturated and soggy construction site.








Nuts and bolts: Board meeting ends early as mayor, two aldermen dart following screaming match, accusations

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Monday night's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting ended abruptly and without an official adjournment or recess when Mayor Steve Rosenthal and aldermen Gary Fratesi and Darrell Simpson stood up from their seats and departed the session.




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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.










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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’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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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Sports

The 2019-20 basketball season is well underway for the Indianola Academy Lady Colonels.

Obituaries

Funeral Services for Arzella Carter Norris will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, preceded by a wake... READ MORE

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