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Johnny "Big John" Strong

Services for Johnny “Big John” Strong of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Mr. Strong, 56, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2020 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Yolanda Jean Moore

Services for Yolanda Jean Moore of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Moore, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 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.

James Beverly

Services for James Beverly of Itta Bena will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood.

Mr. Beverly, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood

Burial will be in Pitts Cemetery, Itta Bena.


Richardson visits Lions Club

Lion Brady Smith brought Robin Richardson as his guest this past Wednesday.  Richardson is the County Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in Sunflower County, a position he has served in for over almost 33 years.  Richardson followed Lion David Jenkins into that position in 1987.  He gave an overview of FSA programs applicable to Sunflower

Britt at Rotary

Indianola Chamber Main Street Board President Cherrie Lynn Britt spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the Chamber’s new 2020 anti-littering initiative Slam Dunk the Junk. The Chamber is partnering with multiple donors, volunteers and the city of Indianola to address rampant littering in the city.

Gentry girls to close out regular season with Clarksdale at home


There is now only one final Region 3-4A regular season basketball game remaining for the Gentry High Lady Rams basketball team.

Set to occur this Friday on the Gentry High court, it will be Clarksdale High School who arrives for this all-important 6 p.m. clash with the 13-10, 4-3 Lady Rams.

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.

Tatum elected VP of NJCAA

Jeff Tatum, head football coach at Mississippi Delta Community College, was recently elected vice-president of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) board at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) convention in Nashville, Tenn., in mid-January.


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.

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.


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’


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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