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Leola Hudson

Leola Hudson

SARDIS — Graveside services for Leola Hudson, 86, of Sardis and formerly of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Sister Walker officiating. She died Saturday, April 4, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

David Beams Sr.

David Beams Sr.

PEARL — Private funeral services for David E. Beams, Sr., 88, of Pearl will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, via Facebook Live. He passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at his home, in Pearl. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Irene Rice

Irene Rice

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Irene Rice, 77, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. Cedric Reed officiating. She died Friday, April 3, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Gloster Richardson, Greenville's two-time Super Bowl champ, laid to rest


Former NFL receiver and Greenville native Gloster Richardson died February 27 in Chicago at the age of 77. The two-time Super Bowl Champion will be best remembered for taking the play to the huddle from Kansas City Chiefs head coach Hank Schramm that helped the Chiefs seal the victory in Super Bowl IV.

Final results from Washington County presidential primaries


According to final official reports from the Washington County Circuit Clerk office, 6,521, or 20.43%, of the county’s 31,913 registered voters cast their ballots Tuesday for the United States presidential primaries.

The general election, which will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3. 


Folks ready for hoppin’ good fun at upcoming Leland Frog Fest, Highway 61 Blues Festival


LELAND — There’s only a week left for folks to hop on over to Leland for a day of live music and family fun at the Frog Fest and Highway 61 Blues Festival.

In lieu of this year’s canceled Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival is returning to its home base of Leland.

Delta Regional Medical Center community legends recognized for a lifetime of service


Two members of the Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) team were honored by the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus at the 2019 Annual Scholarship Banquet.  Scott Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, and Sylvia Jackson, Board Member, were each presented with the Community Legend Award for their service to the Delta and comm


Southern Miss interviews Art Briles, decides not to hire him

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, Southern Mississippi coach Jay Hopson speaks with reporters following NCAA college football practice in Hattiesburg, Miss. Southern Mississippi has decided not to hire Art Briles after interviewing the former Baylor football coach, a decision Golden Eagles coach Jay Hopson disagrees with.

10-year-old Jonathan Bates begins racing career at Gumbo Nationals


Ten-year-old Jonathan Bates Jr. has a fearless personality just like his father and grandfather. It is why he has a love of racing cars and why he is not afraid to keep racing against better competition.

Bates started racing go karts a few years ago, but he has done so well that he is already moved up to race against grown adults.