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SSCH part of consortium that will bring eight new family medicine residents to the Mississippi Delta

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Healthcare in Sunflower County is about to change drastically, thanks to an influx of new doctors who will be training in Indianola as part of a new family medicine residency program based out of Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.



On The Frontlines: Dr. Hannah Ray talks COVID-19, hospital capacity and other issues

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The number of official COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County rose by just two between Monday and Friday, from 11 to 13.

But Indianola physician Dr. Hannah Ray, who is literally on the frontlines locally battling the novel coronavirus, says the number of cases in the county is probably much higher.







Cops & Robbers

Indianola police posted no reported arrests for this reporting period,

On Friday at 12:46 p.m., a Battle Street man said a 21-year-old Maybelle Street man broke into a 2002 Honda Accord owned by a 26-year-old Battle Street woman.



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Pages From The Past

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

Pages From The Past is a weekly column prepared by Charlotte Buchanan. 

100 YEARS AGO,

MARCH 1920

CRIME NEWS: Last night, thieves entered the Indianola Post Office, blowing the safe and securing about $200 in cash and all the postage stamps secured therein. So far, no arrests made.








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T.L. Langston

Services for T.L. Langston of Greenville, formerly of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Inverness.

Mr. Langston, 67, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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


Mary Rasberry

Services for Mary Rasberry of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home.

Ms. Rasberry, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Indianola Memorial Gardens.


Mary Johnson

Graveside services for Mary Johnson of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Johnson, 90, died Friday, March 20, 2020.

Elder Walker will officiate at the services.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


T.L. Langston

Services for T.L. Langston of Greenville, formerly of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Inverness.

Mr. Langston, 67, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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





Charles “Nicodemus” Clark

Services for Charles “Nicodemus” Clark of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home’s Hayes Chapel.

Mr. Clark, 68, died Friday, March 13, 2020.

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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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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