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Howard Johnson

Services for Howard Johnson of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ.

Mr. Johnson, 58, died Saturday, April 13, 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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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.


‘He could make anybody laugh’: Smith remembered by friends and teachers at Indianola Academy

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

For a quiet kid, Caleb Smith never had a problem making his friends and teachers laugh.

He was funny, honest, confident and bright, according to those who knew and loved him.

Smith, 17, tragically lost his life on Sunday, after being accidently shot with a handgun at a friend’s home in Indianola early Sunday morning.








Sunflower County Medical Guide: South Sunflower's revamped maternity wing

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

South Sunflower County Hospital was delivering as many as 300 babies a year about a decade ago.

Today, that number has dropped to about 200 a year, with an average of 12 babies born at the Indianola-based hospital each month, according to Interim Chief Clinical Officer Chuck Reynolds.



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Angie “Yank” Leavy

Services for Angie “Yank” Leavy of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity House of Prayer, Moorhead.

Mrs. Leavy, 90, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


NSA versus Delta Academy

North Sunflower Academy’s basketball teams were back on the court this past week. Pictured, Jacob Henley goes to the air for a layup against Delta.  The Lady Rebels also engaged in on-court action against Delta.

Photo: Vikki Peay




Charles Dunagin: A moderate governor for 2020 could be in order

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

As centrist politics diminishes across the nation, could Mississippi find itself with a moderate in the governor’s office next year?

Maybe, although it’s unlikely they’ll call themselves that. No candidate in the Republican primary would admit to being  anything but a  conservative.



James Johnson

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Memorial services for James Johnson of Indianola will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Brother Melvin Baker will officiate at the services.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

Survivors include a host of relatives and friends.



Community News March 14, 2019

Highway 82 Cleanup

The Girl Scout Troops 30105 and 30123 have partnered with The Mic Magazine in an effort to cleanup the community along Highway 82 on the outskirts of Indianola near the Capps Center. Volunteers are welcome to join in on the litter prevention fun at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

 

SCCSD Monthly Board Meeting


Generally Speaking: Love letters straight from the heart

By MARILYN TINNIN COLUMNIST,

It was 2001. My sister and I had just made the agonizing decision to place our mother in a nursing home.

Dementia was stealing a part of her each and every day, and she required round-the-clock care.

Sandwiched and stacked in my garage were what was left of 92 years of collecting and chronicling her life.


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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.




City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.


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