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COVID changes – not for the good in most cases

By BY MARK H. STOWERS COLUMNIST,

Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!

I remember the first COVID-19 day, kind of. It was surreal and governors across America shut down their states. Some sooner than others, some with far reaching power that gets folks’ attention. And not always for the good. I work at home so being sequestered didn’t seem to be that big of deal to me.



Coaches prep for gridiron return: Gentry, Thomas E. Edwards look to safely hit the practice field soon

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

These Coronavirus times may be uncertain but plans for the 2020 high school football season have begun to be put into place.

Most recently, the Mississippi High School Athletic Association announced that June 1 will be the date which its member schools may begin their summer workout schedule.





Heroes work here

The banner is now up at South Sunflower County Hospital, provided by First Baptist Church of Indianola, Andy Daniels, State Farm Agent and Family Dental Care, the sign pays tribute to the front line heroes working at the hospital.

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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

Basketball practice has already started for some at North Sunflower Academy.

Obituaries

Graveside services for Merlin Williams of Belzoni will be at 12 noon Saturday at Swiftown United... READ MORE

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