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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.




In the shade of our country

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

I am 7 years old.

The evening is hot on the concrete levee in Greenville. It’s so steamy that the the fine strands of hair that have escaped my ponytail cling in a paste of sweat against the hollow at the nape of my neck.

I am greasy, from crown to feet, with OFF insect repellent and the odor of DEET can be tasted in the air.



Cops and Robbers July 4, 2019

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Saturday at 12:29 a.m., Sandra Latasha Freeman, 30, 1006 Broadmoor Drive was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after officers were called about a stabbing incident where a 40-year-old Wiggins Road woman was listed as the victim.




Step Outside: Celebrate the Fourth of July the right way

By ALEX DEASON STEP OUTSIDE,

July 4th is already here and many friends and families will celebrate Independence Day in various ways but one common item to celebrate with is a fresh watermelon.

Over the past couple weeks watermelon producers across the state have been preparing to bring the fresh taste of watermelon to Mississippi families.




Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Dennis Smith

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO, JULY 1919

The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baird located about three miles East of Indianola was totally destroyed by fire on Wednesday. The first Mrs. Baird knew of the fire was when live coals dropped from the ceiling. She and Mr. Baird barely had time to escape.



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Sports

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

Obituaries

Billy Ray “Bill” Ammons, 90, of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home.

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Children ages 5-18 are invited to Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center to... READ MORE