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Cindy Baird has been one of Indianola’s most influential women for decades.
Bettey Sims-Hawkins has been a long time proponent of education for local youth. Today, she serves has head of the Jobs for Mississippi Graduates program.
Katie Patterson came to Indianola as a medical student, and when she fell in love with the town and community, she retured to work full time.
Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964.
Mississippi is well known nationally for its generous incentives when it comes to recruiting businesses to the state.

55 Years of Freedom: Death of Emmett Till set stage for Freedom Summer

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.






Delta State names Batts new head baseball coach, replacing Kinnison

By DSU ATHLETICS GOSTATESMEN.COM,

After five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is returning to his alma mater as Delta State University's 10th head baseball coach. Director of Athletics Mike Kinnison named the former Statesman standout and assistant coach to the post on Tuesday, July 2.


Lions golf tournament a success at 47

Lion Buster Holloway, chairman, wants to thank all of the golfers that participated in the tournament as well as all of the businesses and individuals that gave door prizes for the Saturday night banquet.

These prizes added to the success of the tournament, as they have over the 47 years that the club has hosted this tournament.






Fire chief walks back statements on sirens

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

During Monday night's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting, Alderman Sam Brock raised concern over a recent newspaper article concerning the city's emergency sirens.

Brock said his reason for addressing the matter with Fire Chief Orlando Battle was so that city department heads would be cognizant of statements made to the press.



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After five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is... READ MORE

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