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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.









Drained labor pool taking toll on infrastructure

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Indianola Public Works Field Operations Supervisor Robert Spurlock said a lack of qualified manpower is one of the most impactful contributors to the city’s continually failing infrastructure.

Several water leaks and sinkholes have been spotted and reported and residents are beginning to ask what’s being done about it.





Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on David Jenkins

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO, JUNE 1919

Editor’s Note:  The value of Delta land is best shown by the fact that the highest prices have been paid by local men and not foreigners.

The First Baptist Church has installed a number of electric fans which will contribute greatly to the comfort and pleasure of the congregation.


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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