Today's Top Stories

Robyn Marlow came to North Sunflower Medical Center over two decades ago for a social work internship.
The City of Indianola has taken the first step to initiate a study that could lead to a citywide makeover.
In the half century since human beings first walked on the moon, a lot has changed, in the realm of spaceflight as much as in the rest of the world.
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.

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.




Some area lakes can’t get shed of invasive hyacinth

By BY JOHN NOBILE BELLIPANNI STAFF REPORTER,

Three years ago, fishing in Leflore County’s Blue Lake was a lot more simple.

You could easily put your boat in the water and motor right up to the tree line and fish to your heart’s content.

My dad, Domino Bellipanni, and I used to pull all manner of bass, crappie, bream, catfish and other species out of the lake.



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Obituaries

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

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