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Profile 2019: Indianola's new fire chief, assistant chief keeping department safe

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Firefighter safety is at the top of the list of main concerns for Indianola’s fire chief and assistant chief.

After nearly a year in office, Chief Orlando Battle and Assistant Chief William “Bill” Alford said making sure that the firefighters are safe and healthy for the future is their number one priority.




Jimmy Green

Memorial services for Jimmy Green of Indianola will be at 12 noon Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Green, 71, died Friday, Mar. 15, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker

Funeral services for Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker of Winona will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Eskridge Cemetery at Eskridge. 

The Rev. Terry Corley will officiate at the services. 


Colton Reid Buchanan

Colton Reid Buchanan, 1 month, of Belzoni, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Colton was born Feb. 12, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center.



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Sunflower County under "enhanced" risk for severe weather Saturday

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

The National Weather Service in Jackson said this morning that Sunflower County, along with the surrounding area, is in “enhanced risk” of strong storms on Saturday.

According to the latest information, NWS says damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour, along with large hail and tornadoes are possible on Saturday and Saturday night.





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Emmerich: Changes needed in prison system

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.




Multi-jurisdictional task force effort nabs five alleged drug dealers in Sunflower County

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

As of Tuesday, five men were behind bars at the Sunflower County jail on drug-related charges.

A multi-jurisdictional task force made up of the Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department, the Indianola and Moorhead police departments and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics converged upon Sunflower County on Monday.





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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.


City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.


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