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Gentry sweeps Tiger teams

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

Thomas E. Edwards’ No. 3 Michael Barnes calls for the ball as Joseph Perez drives up the court for the Tigers, as Gentry’s Orlando Liddell (No. 22) and Jesse Hull (No. 24) get in position as No. 12 David Winfield defends Perez at the three-point line during last Friday’s inter-county rivalry game in Ruleville.

Photo: Recardo Thomas









Tigers start playoffs

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

The second season, also known as the playoffs, has now arrived for the Thomas E. Edwards Senior High Tigers football team.

Along with that arrival is a trip this Friday from Ruleville to Ackerman where a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Choctaw County High Chargers will begin the Tigers’ participation in the State 3A playoffs.



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Derrick Reed

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Derrick Reed of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Reed, 34, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

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.



Roosevelt Howard Sr.

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Roosevelt Howard Sr. of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Natha’s Ministries Word of God Church.

Mr. Howard, 79, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

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.




Murder suspect in Custody

By STAFF REPORTS,

An Indianola man wanted in connection with a Wednesday evening shooting that resulted in the death of one man and the hospitalization of another is now in police custody.

Shortly after noon on Monday, Chief Edrick Hall said Stephon Snipes 20, 200 Maybelle Street, turned himself in to law enforcement officers.




Tempers, blood pressure spike over District 13

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

It took two tries at two separate meetings, but after a 3-2 vote on Monday a letter is finally being drafted from the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors asking the federal courts to revisit a submitted proposed plan to redraw the lines of Senate District 13 and look at other options that do not split Sunflower County.


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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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Obituaries

Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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