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Alex Deason: Time to talk about Christmas tree care for the holiday season

By ALEX DEASON STEP OUTSIDE,

The past several days have been filled with food, family, football, and shopping. Decorating was also another event that was enjoyed by friends and family. Although some have chosen the longevity of an artificial tree, others enjoy the natural beauty and smells of a fresh cut tree.


Lady Colonels done with basketball until after Thanksgiving holiday

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

The Indianola Academy Lady Colonels will be taking a 10-day break from live basketball action after tonight’s game against Canton Academy was called off.

Owning a 3-3 record after splitting their games played this past week, the Lady Colonels closed out their pre-Thanksgiving schedule against Washington School Tuesday night.




Arzella Carter Norris

Funeral Services for Arzella Carter Norris will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, preceded by a wake from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at New Tabernacle Baptist Church, 10413 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.






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Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.

Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.



Journey 2019: MacNealy-Gonzales talks living in the Virgin Islands, being affected by two Category 5 hurricanes

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Brittany MacNealy-Gonzales always wanted to live on the beach.

More specifically, she always wanted to live on an island, but by the time she entered her late twenties, the Inverness native was living in Nashville working for a nonprofit.



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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

Now 4-3 on the young basketball season, the Gentry High Lady Rams will be hitting the road again... READ MORE

Obituaries

Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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