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Lampton’s family legacy will be long remembered

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Mississippi lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.

Leslie B. Lampton, was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.



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Bobby Alford Hearn

Bobby Alford Hearn, 67, of Linn, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his home.

Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Celebration of Life services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Linn Baptist Church, with the Rev. Milton Burd officiating.






Druella B. Fairley

Services for Druella B. Fairley of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity House of Prayer in Moorhead.

Mrs. Fairley, 73, died Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Moorhead.


Freddie White-Johnson presented prestigious award

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF WRITER,

On April 27, Freddie White-Johnson, founder of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, was honored with the 2018 Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute’s Minority Health Leader Award.

It was presented at the Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lectureship on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.




MDCC inducts seven into Sports HOF

Former Trojans gathered at J.T. Hall Coliseum on April 21 to honor seven Mississippi Delta Community College Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Those inductees were (seated from left) Pamela Crocket Andrews, Dabney Wooten Hall, James “Squeaky” Griffin; (standing from left) Larry Williams, Joe Hall, David Kelly and Matt Miller.


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City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.





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City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.





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