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Tradition of Walk With the Cross continues tomorrow


Drivers along U.S. 82 this week may not make it to a Good Friday service, but they might be able to see the power of the cross first-hand.

Christ United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church are teaming up again for what has become one of Indianola’s most cherished Easter traditions, Walk With the Cross.


Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting


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


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


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.

Beverly Jane Bigbee

Funeral services for Beverly Jane Bigbee, 64, of Brandon will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11 at Boone-Card Funeral Home, Indianola. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the service time with burial following in Indianola Memorial Gardens.

Miss Bigbee died Monday, April 8, 2019 at Jacquith Nursing Home.


Mary Alice Amos

Services for Mary Alice Amos of Flint, Mich., formerly of Doddsville, are pending with Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Ms. Amos, 73, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at her home.

Second Brain Bowl tonight

The second of three Sunflower County Consolidated School District Brain Bowl competitions is tonight at Ruleville Middle School at 6 p.m.

This event will be between the middle schools in the district. The high school event will be next week.

Cops and Robbers April 18, 2019

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Thursday at 4:22 p.m., Donnell Dwayne Graves, 44, 102 North Davis Circle was arrested and charged with simple assault—causing bodily injury after officers were called to his home where a 19-year-old North Davis Circle woman told them that Graves hit her in her left eye.


UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free


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


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.



The State 4A baseball playoffs are now set to begin.


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