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The Mississippi Economic Council made Indianola one of its stops on its tour this year, visiting the Indianola Rotary Club this week to discuss a host of issues facing the state, detailed more in
Booneville held tight for about one period during Monday night’s first-round basketball playoffs action, facing the Lady Tigers at Thomas E. Edwards Senior High.
The Southern Debutante Assembly held its 2019 Presentation and White and Gold Ball on the evening of Dec. 28 at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood.
There are some Delta towns that will never have a Walmart, a Verizon Store or even a McDonald’s. But many of these places have a Double Quick convenience store. Some even have two. 
Gov. Tate Reeves promised just a few weeks ago that he would see that Parchman’s infamous Unit 29 was shuttered.




Ruleville set to fire up the grill with “The Greatest Festival on Earth” this weekend

By BY MARK H. STOWERS FOR THE E-T,

North Sunflower County will be “Under the Pig Top” this weekend as the Great Ruleville Roast commences on Friday and runs through Saturday. The air will be filled with competition barbeque, fireworks and the sounds of great music.


Deadline looms for those wishing to register in time for Nov. 6 election

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The observance of Columbus Day by the postal service will provide Sunflower County residents with a little extra time to submit their voter registration forms by mail.

Anyone planning to register by mail to vote in the upcoming Nov. 6 election must have the completed form submitted and postmarked no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 9.



Struggles, progress apparent in unofficial SCCSD ratings

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Unofficial letter grade scores released by the Mississippi Department of Education last week reflect mixed results for Sunflower County Consolidated School District.

The county’s public schools received an overall F ranking by the state, but the district continues to show improvements in its lower grades.





Are you a role model for the people around you?

By BY GARY ANDREWS GARY@GADEVOTIONALS.COM,

Everything we say or do is going to affect someone somehow! Sounds odd doesn’t it but what we say and how we say it and how we act are being noticed by people around us whether we know them or not. We can be a very positive influence for some people depending on our lifestyle that includes our actions, voice, and vocabulary.





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