When the Mississippi Department of Education announced it was raising the standards for the “third grade gate” test takers this year, the curriculum team at Sunflower County Consolidated School District didn’t sweat a bit.
Sunflower County could see a stretch of nearly seven days without rainfall this week, but all the work farmers are doing between storms could be wiped out with heavy rains, which could move in on Sunday and last through Monday morning.
This is what area farmers have been dealing with this entire planting season.
A native of Skene, located just outside of Cleveland, Britt has lived in Indianola for over two decades. She’s raised two children here, and recently she assumed the role of one of the city’s top volunteers.