South Sunflower County Hospital was delivering as many as 300 babies a year about a decade ago.
Today, that number has dropped to about 200 a year, with an average of 12 babies born at the Indianola-based hospital each month, according to Interim Chief Clinical Officer Chuck Reynolds.
Cindy Baird had been quietly planning her retirement from Community Bank for a good year.
The bank’s president and 45-year employee, was hoping to slide out of the position without any fanfare, but that didn’t happen.
Brenda Grubb never passes up an opportunity to honor the fallen soldiers of Yanky 72.
Ever since the day the KC-130 military plane crashed into a Delta soybean field, killing all 16 servicemen on board, Grubb has felt a connection to the victims and their families.
Myiesha Smith is hoping the Indianola community will “tagalong” with her in her journey to help people who have been burned out of their homes. Smith’s Girl Scouts project she calls “Tagalongs” is collecting clothing and personal hygiene donations from citizens for victims of home fires.
Members of the Linn Volunteer Fire Department get a call in the middle of the night.
It’s a neighboring rural fire department, requesting full manpower.
Or in the case of Linn’s bunch, man and womanpower.
Among those who arrive in their turnout gear, ready to help supply backup and water is Petey Mixon.
This article has been updated to clarify that State Sen. Eugene Clark is not running against Lynn Fitch for State Treasurer. Fitch is currently running for Attorney General.
Edwinna Edwards had no intention of ever becoming a teacher.
She can’t recall exactly what she studied during her years at Mississippi State, but she is sure that none of the classes involved education.
“I majored in getting out of here,” Edwards said, with a laugh.