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Patricia Kremser Monroe

Patricia Kremser Monroe, 74, of Ridgeland, passed away June 16, 2020 at Provisions Living in Hattiesburg after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born Sept. 2, 1945 in Greenville and was a 1963 graduate of St. Joseph High School. She attended Delta State University. She had a career as a legal secretary for 40-plus years.







Parchman inmate passes away

By PRESS RELEASE,

A 64-year-old inmate hospitalized since May at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has died.

Bobby Neil McFalls died Wednesday afternoon. He was being treated for a terminal illness, according to the Sunflower County coroner.  An autopsy will be done, however, for an official cause and manner of death.



Larry Dorsey Hunt

Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead.

Mr. Hunt, 34, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Moorhead.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.



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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

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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Dunagin: Orange T-shirts and red corduroys

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

Things worked out better for that Florida kid who was bullied for wearing a make-shift Tennessee Vols T-shirt to school than they did for me and my red corduroy jeans.

Laura Snyder, the fourth grader’s teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Altamonte Springs, Fla., posted the story on Facebook about the Tennessee-obsessed student.



Elvoid Lakes III

Mr. Elvoid Lakes III went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 12, 2019.

Mr. Lakes was born and raised in Ruleville and spent most of his adult life in Maryland – primarily Upper Marlboro and Beltsville.




Quality time at home

April’s shelter-in-place period has been stressful for all, but many will look back on the quality time kids got at home. Pictured left is Anna Harris, daughter of Justin and April Harris with her puppy. Pictured right is Peyton Andrews, third grade student at Indianola Academy having a Zoom session with her class and teacher Mrs.


Distance learning

Many students have already adapted to distance learning during the shelter-in-place period. Nevaeh Odell, a first grade student at Ruleville Central Elementary is pictured above learning in her home school environment. Odell, 7, is the daughter of Annie Price.

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