The 2019 political season is afoot. January 2 marked the official start of the qualification period and as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday several Democratic hopefuls had already filed qualifying papers to vie for Sunflower County offices.
The Sunflower County road department is undergoing some reconstruction.
During an announced executive session Monday morning, the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to relegate current road mangers Todd Rickles and Kirby Chambers to assistant road managers and replace them with T.J. Fairley as of Nov. 1.
Now, more than 60 years later, former conjoined twins Lillian Matthews-Hollins and Linda Matthews-Wilson said they are still finding out things about their miraculous birth and each other that they never knew.
The preliminary hearing for two men accused of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting at an Indianola police officer back on Sept. 14 has been continued by Judge Kuykendall Murry until Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Pam Chatman, motivational speaker, CEO of PChatman Communications and PChatman Mentoring, Consultant and Training Organization, is a prime example of how well things can flourish when they are planted in the Mississippi Delta.
Celia Williamson may not have been born on or raised on the Sunflower Plantation like many of those who attended the June 2 reunion, but she is still part of the family.
And according to her, that’s how everyone associated with the agricultural estate sees the other, as family - not necessarily blood-related but family all the same.
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.
A newly-hired city of Indianola police officer ended up behind bars early Friday morning after fellow officers responded to a domestic violence call, after 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to Indianola Police Chief Edrick Hall.
The missed communications sparked by the Indianola police department’s purchase of and changeover to a new digital radio system for use by its officers are about to be squelched after the county voted on Tuesday to purchase a new radio that will allow the sheriff’s department to hear the city’s transmissions.