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Otis Tommy Stanford

Services for Otis Tommy Stanford of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Sunflower, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Stanford, 41, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 in Tampa.

A private burial will follow the service.


Milvin Dixon Sr.

Services for Melvin Dixon Sr. of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Dixon, 53, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

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.



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Blues Challenge winner

Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band from Greenville won the 16th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge at Club Ebony this past Sunday afternoon.  Keith, who is sometimes called the “Prince of the Delta Blues,” is a Delta State graduate of their Delta Music Institute program.  The Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola will ha




Sesame Street in Communities providing local child trauma resources in Indianola

STONEVILLE, MS – Representatives from Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street, were in the Mississippi Delta recently to provide updated training for Delta Health Alliance employees on how to identify and work with children who have experienced traumatic events through the Sesame Street in Communities program.


JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Student of the Week is Janyia Elmore. The senior Indianola native plans to go into the construction industry after graduating, with a dream job in carpentry. Elmore spends spare time being creative and making things with her hands. She is pictured with JMG instructor and Job Specialist Dr.




The winner is in...

Gentry High School senior Janiyah McClain won a $500 scholarship with her #MDCCHSD Facebook entry for the MDCC High School Day social media contest. Ms. McClain is pictured with (left to right) Gentry High School Principal Willie Bolden, MDCC Associate VP for College Advancement & Public Relations D.


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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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The 2019-20 basketball season is well underway for the Indianola Academy Lady Colonels.

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