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Lazirric Walker

Services for Lazirric Walker of Isola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stranger Home Missionary Baptist Church, Isola.

Mr. Walker, 25, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

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



Ray Woods Jr.

Services for Ray Woods Jr. of Indianola were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mr. Woods, 72, departed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola, which was in charge of arrangements.




Ernest Webb

Services for Ernest Webb of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Webb, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 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.


Alberta Robertson

Services for Alberta Robertson of Moorhead will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Swan Lake Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.

Ms. Robertson, 63, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

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


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Say yes to God

By ERICA BOYD COLUMNIST,

I am rereading the whole Bible through this plan on the Bible App.

This morning, I read Genesis 26.

As I was reading, verses 12-16 jumped out at me.

In these verses, Isaac, Abraham’s son, had been ordered to remain in a foreign land.


Community News January 2, 2020

Community Blood Drive

North Sunflower Medical Center and Mississippi Blood Services are hosting a Community Blood Drive from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. TODAY (Thursday, Jan. 2) at the hospital. Donors will receive a T-shirt and $10 gift card. Start the year off right by saving a life!

Installation of F&AM Lodge Officers









Simmons takes oath of office

The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) swore in, this week, first-time commissioners Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, and John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District; along with Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King, who enters his third term as commissioner.


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Women of Influence: Miskia Davis

Miskia Davis is entering her third year as head of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. In just a short time, the Montgomery County native and Drew transplant has made headway with the district’s elementary students, with an over 90 percent pass rate on this year’s third grade gate test.





Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Marilyn Hemphill Tinnin

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1919

Mrs. Kate Faison, who has been doing trained nurse duties for our Army in Belgium and France for several months has landed in New York and will be home soon.

Miss Norma Heard has been visiting relatives in Yazoo City and from there will go to Gulfport.




Breaking: NSMC partners with Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic, NDORI to combat obesity

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

North Sunflower Medical Center is about eight miles from the city of Cleveland, but their new, and potentially groundbreaking partnership with the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic bounds the thriving Ruleville hospital with one of the top research centers in the country.




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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

Momentum is a powerful item to take into a big game. Or into a string of big games.

Obituaries

Gordon Dale Mitchell, 72, of Doddsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Merit Health... READ MORE

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