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Otis Tommy Stanford

Services for Otis Tommy Stanford of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Sunflower, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Stanford, 41, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 in Tampa.

A private burial will follow the service.



Milvin Dixon Sr.

Services for Melvin Dixon Sr. of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Dixon, 53, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

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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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.




The winner is in...

Gentry High School senior Janiyah McClain won a $500 scholarship with her #MDCCHSD Facebook entry for the MDCC High School Day social media contest. Ms. McClain is pictured with (left to right) Gentry High School Principal Willie Bolden, MDCC Associate VP for College Advancement & Public Relations D.


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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.


‘I will never get bored, I assure you’: Two Indianola Academy instructors retire after decades at school

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

With a combined total of over 80 years of experience educating young minds, two of Indianola Academy’s teachers are moving on to the next level…retirement.

Lynn Delas and Debbie Woodruff are names that ring out synonymously with a long line of dedicated educators, and the students at IA have been truly blessed by their presence.


Homecoming Festival

Another B.B. King Homecoming Festival is in the books. Hundreds gathered on June 1 on a hot day to listen to a long list of talented artists, including headliner Mr. Sipp. The festival, held at Fletcher Park, celebrated its 39th year. It was founded in 1980, with King coming home that year to perform before the home crowd.





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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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The 2019-20 basketball season is well underway for the Indianola Academy Lady Colonels.

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Jaisa Jade Blount was born at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at University of Mississippi... READ MORE

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