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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.

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.

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.


Hall previews community forum

Indianola Police Chief Edrick Hall was on hand at the Indianola Rotary Club this week, inviting members to attend what he predicts will be a standing room only community forum at the B.B. King Museum, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight. The forum is being held to address short-term solutions to Indianola’s gun violence issues.


Women of Influence: Robyn Marlow

Robyn Marlow came to North Sunflower Medical Center over two decades ago for a social work internship.

She would eventually work at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility for eight years, and after leaving for a brief time, she returned to the hospital as Director of Community Relations.

Journey 2019: Ric Grant has earned praise for his musical abilities, but he says he owes those skills to God


Organist Richard Willis Grant II, more commonly recognized as simply Ric Grant, believes that when God gives you a talent you give it back to Him and that’s how he has spent his life-giving back to God and giving back to others to honor God.

Murder suspect in custody

A suspect who had been wanted in connection with the death of an Indianola man late last week is in custody, according to the Indianola Police Department.

IPD reported Thursday that LaDarius Snipes, the suspect named by police in today’s print edition, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.

That last Christmas: Family reflects on senseless tragedy and the end of their three-year quest for justice


The moon was nearly full.

Joyce Hull and Linda Hull Arant were making the drive home from a picture perfect Christmas celebration in Oxford.

The Delta sky was clear, and they were just a few miles from Indianola when their lives were suddenly cut short.


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’


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.



They have now picked up two consecutive first District 2-3A victories.


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