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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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One confirmed dead in second Parchman riot in as many days

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman experienced what appears to be its second riot in two days Thursday, each one resulting the death of an inmate.

Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton confirmed to The E-T this afternoon that an inmate lost his life during what she described as a gang-related fight. 








Looney talks Crop to Pop at Lions

John Mark Looney, Jr. of Leland spoke to the Lions Club about his latest farming product "Crop to Pop." John Mark works with his father on their family farm Six Mile Farms located in Tribbett. In 2016 John Mark decided to try his hand at growing popcorn, so on two acres previously used to grow milo he grew popcorn.


Emergency response: Hall no longer handcuffed on pay after officer raises approved

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A plea to the city’s leaders from Indianola’s top cop, Chief Edrick Hall, has led to a much needed pay raise for the city’s law enforcement team.

Hall presented a proposal to the board that would elevate his first class certified patrol officers—who have completed their probationary period—to an hourly pay rate of $15.



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Sunflower County left ‘voiceless’: District 22 plan pulls county’s largest voter base from 13, qualified candidates not happy with Legislature

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A proposed plan to redraw Senate Districts 13 and 22 is now in the hands of U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves.

According to District 13 Senator Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, the proposed plan passed the House and Senate and was sent to Reeves days before the appointed April 3 deadline.



Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: An update on a special class of nurses

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

 MAY 1919

  Before buying a lot in Indianola, see W. M Faison’s elegant new addition on West side.

 

NOTES FROM THE EDITOR,

J A. RICHARDSON  Build good roads new roads regardless of cost, and see how quickly good times will come down these roads



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