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Pages from the past: An update on Tyler Muzzi and a look back

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1920

J. A. RICHARDSON, EDITORIAL: Pay no attention to the miserable poverty plan by Southern. If they are not competent businessmen, let them step aside so capable men can take charge.

LOCAL NEWS: Dr. Wasson of Moorhead was in town Monday for business before the Board of Supervisors.



Coach of the year

Alex Deason, who in his first year as Indianola Academy’s girls soccer coach took the team to a state title win, was the recipient of the school’s coach of the year award.

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Frank Collins

Graveside services for Frank Collins of Indianola will be at 12 noon Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jackie Simpson officiating.

Mr. Collins, 53, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo.




Legislature Dedicates $275M in Federal COVID-19 Funds to Rural Broadband, Distance Learning Programs

By PRESS RELEASE,

Rural broadband expansion and K-12 distance learning initiatives will receive almost a fourth of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, under a package appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature.  Mississippi received $1.25 billion in unallocated federal aid to soften the pandemic’s health and economic blow to the State.



Christine Johnson Williams

Services for Christine Johnson Williams of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Williams, 96, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Byram, Miss..

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Byas Funeral Home, 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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Girl Scouts adopt highway

Girl Scouts Troops 30105 & 30123 partnered with the Mic Magazine on litter prevention in an effort to continue to keep the community clean in a designated area through Adopt-a-Highway. The location starts at the Capps Center and stretches for four miles west on U.S.










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