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JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Michael Beckworth Jr. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in law and justice upon graduating. In his spare time he enjoys writing poetry. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.

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Britt at Rotary

Indianola Chamber Main Street Board President Cherrie Lynn Britt spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the Chamber’s new 2020 anti-littering initiative Slam Dunk the Junk. The Chamber is partnering with multiple donors, volunteers and the city of Indianola to address rampant littering in the city.


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MDOC faces long-term issues

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.

He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.









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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.







Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.




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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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