If you pay attention to the media, there isn’t a day that goes by that we aren’t told of news affecting our society. In this period of time it happens to be the outbreak of the coronavirus. It is amazing how this disease has drastically changed our way of living for the next few weeks, months, etc.
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The Sunflower County Mississippi Valley State University Alumni Association will have a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. You may call Emma Golden at 662-347-4761 for the number and code. All alumni and friends of the Valley are welcome to participate in the conference call.
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Indianola police posted no reported arrests for this reporting period,
On Friday at 12:46 p.m., a Battle Street man said a 21-year-old Maybelle Street man broke into a 2002 Honda Accord owned by a 26-year-old Battle Street woman.
Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a shelter-in-place order that will go into effect Friday evening at 5 p.m.
The governor held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to announce the decision to halt non-essential business and social gatherings throughout the state for two weeks.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County has risen slowly, but the rise is steady.
The Mississippi State Department of Health said today there are now 11 confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, and there is still only one death locally related to the illness.
Sunflower County officials have confirmed a Friday morning death in the county is likely related to COVID-19.
Funeral homes have been forced to adhere to new social distancing guidelines, which have affected visitations and services, but like healthcare facilities across the country, many in the business are starting to experience supply shortages on essential items.
Several individuals and organizations have been hard at work over the last week, making homemade masks for the medical staff at South Sunflower County Hospital. Pictured above are staff members with masks donated by Pam Chatman. Seated are Tracie Thomas and Shealnell Woodfork. Standing are Chris Cobbs and Brannon Walls.