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Dunagin: Attending a brother's funeral

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

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.





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City health plan picked: Now who will pay for premium increase?

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Multiple meetings could be on the horizon again for Indianola's lawmakers who met on Monday night and are still trying to hash out the details regarding the distribution of the city/employee contributions for health insurance.

The accepted insurance proposal is set to take effect July 1.







Mary Scott

Services for Mary Scott of Belzoni will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Ms. Scott, 70, died Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.





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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.


Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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.


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New face at Delta Council

Mike Philpot, seen here at Wednesday’s Indianola Lions Club gathering with Lion Shelia Waldrup, is the newest staffer at Delta Council. He spoke about his hopes to grow the Delta region with Delta Strong, an industrial recruiting effort, as the lead resource.






Gentry Class of 1988 reunites

The Gentry High School Class of 1988 reunited on the weekend of Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Pictured sitting are Mary Belford, Donnis Thomas and Gail Rogers. In the first row are Lisa Raymond, Mary Sibley, Evie Martin, Chandra Jackson, Cynthia Nelson and Carol Cameron. In the second row are Marcus Buckner, Deborah Cole, Adriann Steen-Brown, Mrs.






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