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Bracey powers Lady Tigers to win

Booneville held tight for about one period during Monday night’s first-round basketball playoffs action, facing the Lady Tigers at Thomas E. Edwards Senior High. But they could not shut star player and future Ole Miss player Jacorriah Bracey down, allowing her to score 43 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal and 8 assists.


Mississippi Economic Council at Rotary

The Mississippi Economic Council made Indianola one of its stops on its tour this year, visiting the Indianola Rotary Club this week to discuss a host of issues facing the state, detailed more in the publisher’s column on page 4. Pictured below is MEC President & CEO Scott Waller. To the right are Beth Kitchings, Rotary President Rev.




IA splits Kirk series

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

Continuing to dodge the rain, the Indianola Academy Colonels baseball team was able to open their new season Monday night by splitting a double header.

In this twin-bill played at Kirk Academy in Grenada, the Colonels rebounded from a 6-5 first game loss with a 12-6 weather shortened victory over the Raiders in the nightcap.






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Taking ownership

It’s time city leaders and individuals alike to start taking stock in their city and its appearance, says Indianola Chamber Main Street. The organziation hosted a leadership conference last Wednesday, feturing Jeff McManus (pictured above), director of landscaping services at the University of Mississippi.


JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Ariel Galloway. The senior plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration after graduation in the spring. Her dream job is to be an entrepreneur and a cosmetologist. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing. She is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr.


Randy Anderson

Services for Randy Anderson of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Inverness.

Mr. Anderson, 48, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

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.


Abney urges "think globally" at DSU Business Symposium

Dr. David Abney ’76 and ’15, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of United Parcel Service, established Delta State University’s International Business Symposium in 2006 with his wife, Sherry, “to increase the global business acumen of students,” he explained in his keynote address at the 15th annual installment on Feb.



Stay in your position

By ERICA BOYD COLUMNIST,

I went to the doctor this morning.

When I left the doctor, I stopped by Walgreens to pick up my medicine.

As I was standing in line awaiting my turn with two people in front of me and me being the last, I looked to my left and saw that they had the single bottles of Dasani water on sale.

My favorite brand. (Catch that.)




McDaniel-Suggs speaks as large crowd gathers for King brunch

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

On Saturday during the Eighth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch, guest speaker Dr. Barbara McDaniel-Suggs, PhD, challenged the audience to make a difference by beginning with the person in the mirror. She queried, “Where do we go from here?” and suggested that God has something for all of us to do.



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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.







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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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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