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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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Former Southern Living editor, photographer coming to Leland

The members of the Leland-Deer Creek Garden Club will host a fundraising Lunch & Learn event featuring guest speakers Lois & Van Chaplin, former Southern Living magazine garden editor and senior garden photographer. Attendees will also enjoy the featured original botanical and natural science works of artist Janice N. “Honey” Dean.


Sunflower County native, longtime Leflore judge Curtis Gene Underwood passes away

By BY GERARD EDIC GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH,

Curtis Gene Underwood Sr., a former Leflore County Justice Court judge, was known for his gregarious nature and love of the outdoors as well as his fairness on the bench.

“He was always smiling and happy and telling jokes,” Kim O’Bryant, Underwood’s daughter, said Monday.


Gray speaks to Rotary Club

Rev. Peter Gray of Greenwood recently addressed the Indianola Rotary Club, detailing some of the history of the Christian Church in Ireland. Gray and his wife, Indianola Rotary President Giulianna Gray, took sabbatical this past summer, and Ireland was one of the countries they visited.



SCCSD board gets full-court press after department denied some gym access

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A Facebook post and an apparent personal plea from Indianola Parks and Recreation Director Carolyn O'Neal resulted in a group of parents and community members showing up for Tuesday night's Sunflower County Consolidated School District's Board of Trustees meeting at Robert L. Merritt Junior High.


JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Deonta Robinson. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in science after graduation this spring. His dream job is to be an engineer. In his spare time he enjoys playing X-Box. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Jobs Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.



Lee speaks to Rotary

Bill Lee (right) spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the Civil War battle of Franklin, Tenn. Lee detailed much of the history of the battle and its connections to Mississippi. He was the guest of Rotarian David Baird (left).

Photo: Bryan Davis


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55 Years of Freedom Part 2: 'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.



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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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