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Otis Tommy Stanford

Services for Otis Tommy Stanford of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Sunflower, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Stanford, 41, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 in Tampa.

A private burial will follow the service.



Milvin Dixon Sr.

Services for Melvin Dixon Sr. of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Dixon, 53, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

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.


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Rotary welcomes Turner

The Indianola Rotary Club welcomed Rev. Adoris Turner to the club this week, as he delivered his official classification talk on his background and on what he expects from joining the club. He is pictured with 2019 Rotary President Giulianna Gray.

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Next stop, Marshall Academy: IA pounces on Tunica, heads to Holly Springs for round 2

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

The Indianola Academy Colonels appear to be playing like a team on a mission.

One football game at a time.

With last Friday’s 35-7 home-field playoff opening win over Tunica Academy in the books, the 7-4 Colonels are now only two victories away from a fifth consecutive state championship game appearance.



Gentry JMG visits UM

The Gentry High School Jobs For Mississippi Graduates Career Association visited the University of Mississippi and the McLean Institute For Public Service and Community Engagement. Students had a firsthand look at CEED Program. “Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.”

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Tigers start playoffs

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

The second season, also known as the playoffs, has now arrived for the Thomas E. Edwards Senior High Tigers football team.

Along with that arrival is a trip this Friday from Ruleville to Ackerman where a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Choctaw County High Chargers will begin the Tigers’ participation in the State 3A playoffs.



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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

Jaisa Jade Blount was born at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at University of Mississippi... READ MORE

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A Friday night shooting in Indianola has resulted in the death of one man and the suspected... READ MORE