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Martha Mae Levy

Services for Martha Mae Levy of Southaven, formerly of Moorhead, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.

Ms. Levy, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 in Memphis.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.



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Cops and Robbers October 17, 2019

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Sunday at 7:27 p.m., Kayla Renay Weatherspoon, 19, 347 Crittenden St, Greenville and Ladedra Marsha Bryant, 19, 118 South Sunset Terrace, Jackson were arrested and charged with shoplifting after a Walmart employee said they stole $44 worth of sweaters.



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


Church News October 17, 2019

Fall Revival

Cruger First Apostolic Church, located at 158 Blanchard Street at the corner of Hwy. 49 in Cruger, will host a Fall Revival at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Suffragan Bishop Melvin Falkner, pastor of Zion Tabernacle Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Erica Boyd: The wait

By ERICA BOYD COLUMNIST,

Do you all remember Hannah in the Bible?

She was one of the wives of Elkanah. Elkanah’s other wife was Peninnah.

Hannah had no children and Penninah did...and Penninah, with her mean self, taunted Hannah because of this.

Penninah knew how badly Hannah wanted kids, and I can imagine how badly Hannah felt.





County in danger of losing $180K grant for new 82 lane

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A lingering issue about what to do with nearly $180,000 in grant funds awarded to establish a deceleration lane on the eastbound side of U.S. 82 in front of Irrigation Equipment is still lingering.

A grant awarded by the Delta Regional Authority is in danger of being returned unless additional money is put into the project.





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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

The second season, also known as the playoffs, has now arrived for the Thomas E. Edwards Senior... READ MORE

Obituaries

Charles Eron Parker passed away peacefully on October 31, 2019 following a lengthy illness. 

Breaking News

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