Mississippians will scratch their first tickets from the Mississippi Lottery next Monday, about a month ahead of schedule, according to Cassie Pennington, an Indianola native who was appointed to the five-person lottery board a little over a year ago.
Semaj Attaway was around 6 years old the first time he got suspended from school.
His mother, Shequite Johnson, said she would frequently have to go get him and bring him home during the day because of his behavioral problems.
One day, while he was home serving a suspension, she was trying to cook cornbread.
Still enjoying the dance: From Rockette to dance teacher to fashion sales, Bobbie Jean Hill hasn’t missed a single beatBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
Bobbie Jean Hill is the youngest 90 in town.
Her mind and wit are as sharp as ever, and when she says she’s been working at Young Ideas for “at least 40 years” you can bet money she’s right.
The suspension of a city employee two weeks ago appears to have come hours after the worker had a physical confrontation with Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal.
A city employee was suspended five days without pay during a special call meeting of the Indianola Board of Aldermen last Wednesday.
Willie McGuire was suspended after an over one-hour long session that seemed to be primarily focused on him.
For the first time in its brief existence, the Sunflower County Consolidated School District has earned the label as a Successful district, according to unofficial projections issued this week by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Longtime Planters Bank executive Alan Hargett has been named as Chief Executive Officer of the Sunflower County-based bank.
Hargett assumed the role on Sept. 1, according to a release from Planters, taking over the position long held by Jimmy Clayton, who has served the bank for 43 years, 35 of those in the CEO capacity.
Sunflower County’s District 3 officially has its new supervisor.
Ben Gaston claimed the seat after securing 66% of the vote during Tuesday’s Democratic runoff against opponent Keith Spealman.
The unofficial results, which include absentee ballots, have Gaston at 434 to Spealman’s 225.
Editor’s Note: The E-T tries to keep up with all of the Sunflower County players playing at the collegiate level. If we have left someone out, please let us know, and we will include that player next week.
Sunflower County has put a wealth of talent onto college football fields over the past few years.
A team doesn’t make it to the playoffs for two consecutive years without having a number of standout players.
That can certainly be said for the Tigers of Thomas E. Edwards Senior High, and this team will be looking to make it back to the postseason for the third straight year.