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Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his Safer At Home order will be ending on June 1 to be replaced by new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery for Mississippi.
A Yazoo City woman and her daughter are alive today because of the help of several strangers, including four from Sunflower County.
A Hinds County judge ruled in favor of The Pine Belt NEWS Tuesday and has ordered the Mississippi State Department of Health to release the names of Forrest County long-term care facilities where
Delta State University has appointed Dr. Ellen Green, associate professor of biology, as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1, 2020. She succeeds Dr.
Duck hunting first brought Hunter Goodin to Drew and the young hunter was hooked on the rich land that produces abundant crops for farmers and provides plenty of water for ducks.

City says it will crack down on overcrowded big box retailers

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Relying heavily on the advice of Attorney Kim Merchant, on Monday night the Indianola city lawmakers discussed how they should move forward with regard to the city's active emergency proclamation and voted unanimously to "mirror" Gov. Tate Reeves' latest executive order with a few minor adjustments.









Shuttered tourism, entertainment taking its toll on local economy

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

Tourist season is annual and cancellations can’t be recouped.

With COVID-19 shutting down businesses and non-profits such as the B.B. King Museum and the Brindley Theater, the loss of a season can’t be made up.

The city and county also lose out on tourist dollars as well as sales tax revenue from businesses being shut down.






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The Indianola Baseball & Softball Association announced this week that the 2020 season has... READ MORE

Obituaries

Graveside services for Merlin Williams of Belzoni will be at 12 noon Saturday at Swiftown United... READ MORE

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Sunflower County Consolidated Schools Superintendent talks about the closure of schools during the... READ MORE