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Cops and Robbers January 16, 2020

Indianola police answered the following calls,

On January 7 at 7 p.m., a 33-year-old North Fendason Road, Hammond, Louisiana woman said her 16-year-old son refuses to obey or follow any instruction when asked to do something. The woman said the boy also refuses to stay at home and he's using illegal substances.



Kids University reunion

Former students of Indianola Kids University Day Care Center gathered for a kind of reunion during the recent Christmas holidays. Director Mary McFarland said, “These students got their beginnings (here). They have gone on to various colleges and pursuing various careers.”


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





Say yes to God

By ERICA BOYD COLUMNIST,

I am rereading the whole Bible through this plan on the Bible App.

This morning, I read Genesis 26.

As I was reading, verses 12-16 jumped out at me.

In these verses, Isaac, Abraham’s son, had been ordered to remain in a foreign land.


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Gone too soon: Indianola’s latest victim of gun violence leaves behind two kids, legacy of love

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Senseless gun violence has claimed the future of yet another Indianola man in the prime of his life.

And as with any such act, it has left an irreplaceable void in a family and the community.

On December 13, 28-year-old Travis Shaw became the latest victim in a string of tragic young deaths one month before his 29th birthday.



Pages from the past special: Frances Hull’s 1948 speech “When I Was Eager” to the Indianola 20th Century Club

By FRANCES HULL LONGTIME COUMMUNITY LEADER,

Editor’s Note: This speech was written in 1948 by Frances Hull and was delivered to the Indianola 20th Century Club. The E-T is running it as a special edition of our Pages from the Past, as Charlotte Buchanan is recovering from an injury. Get well soon, Mrs. Charlotte. 




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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.






Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.

Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.



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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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Sports

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

Obituaries

Services for Johnnie B. Jones Sr. of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green... READ MORE

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