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Dunagin: Attending a brother's funeral


Traveling these days just isn’t as pleasant as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, but sometimes it’s necessary.

And traveling to the funeral of one’s only brother isn’t a fun trip under any circumstances.

My wife and I spent most of the weekend on a trip to Houma, La.,  to attend the funeral of my brother Ralph Dunagin.


Ralph Lane

Graveside services for Ralph Lane of Indianola will be at 12 noon Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. C.W. Ray officiating.

Mr. Lane, 60, died Monday, June 8, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern district judge expresses contempt for Bell’s request for northern court


A Sunflower County judicial court issue came up at Monday’s meeting of the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors and Attorney Johnny McWilliams said this is not its initial appearance.

Based on an entry in the book Fevers, Floods and Faith, it is a century-old concern that was once addressed in 1916.

DSU Vice President for Student Affairs Named to 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative of American Association of State Colleges and Universities


Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, vice president for student affairs at Delta State University, is one of 31 senior-level higher education professionals who will participate in the 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Former Delta State University Student Confesses to Creating Racist Social Media Post about Herself


Thursday, a former Delta State University student confessed to DSU police to creating a racist social media post about herself. Initially, she had admitted to posting it on her own Facebook page, but, until today, had denied that she had been the originator of the post. Delta State officials are determining the proper course of action.

Maddie Parker Jones

Maddie Parker Jones was born sleeping on June 4, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Maddie Parker was the expected daughter of Andrew Justin and Christy Giachelli Jones.

Indianola Lodge holds reception for first graduating senior scholarship

Indianola Lodge No. 450 F & A M recently held a reception for Hayden Grambling and his parents, Edgar and Rebecca, to present the Lodge's first graduating senior scholarship. The brethren of T. J. Catchings Lodge No. 394 in Inverness, Sunflower County's oldest Masonic Lodge, also awarded Hayden a matching scholarship.

Brenda Drain Brisco

Graveside services for Brenda Drain Brisco of Indianola will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Briscoe, 60, died Friday, June 5, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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.

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.


Girl Scouts adopt highway

Girl Scouts Troops 30105 & 30123 partnered with the Mic Magazine on litter prevention in an effort to continue to keep the community clean in a designated area through Adopt-a-Highway. The location starts at the Capps Center and stretches for four miles west on U.S.



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