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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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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.






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Parchman inmate passes away

By PRESS RELEASE,

A 64-year-old inmate hospitalized since May at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has died.

Bobby Neil McFalls died Wednesday afternoon. He was being treated for a terminal illness, according to the Sunflower County coroner.  An autopsy will be done, however, for an official cause and manner of death.


Russell Leigh Carson

Russell Leigh Carson, 59, of Greenville, passed away June 24, 2020, at his home.

Russell was born Sept. 3, 1960, in Indianola to Luther Leigh Carson and Jessalyn Russell Carson and was raised in Baird. Russell was an avid fisherman, hunter, and cotton ginner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Beth.



Lawrence Wilburn Long V debuts

Mr. and Mrs. Will Long of Indianola proudly announce the birth of their son. Lawrence Wilburn Long V on April 27, 2020 at Woman’s Hospital in Jackson.

Lawrence weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 19¼ inches long.

He is welcomed by his sister, Mary Critz Long, age 3.






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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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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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