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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.




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Johnny E. King

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Johnny E. King of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ, Indianola.

Mr. King, 57, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital, Jackson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.



Louise Stamps

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Louise Stamps of Indianola will be Saturday at 12 noon at Full Gospel Apostolic Church.

Mrs. Stamps, 74, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, with family hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.



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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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