U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today welcomed the appointment of Greenville native John G. Campbell as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Mississippi.
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The City of Indianola is teaming up with Mound Bayou-based Delta Health Center to provide mandatory COVID-19 testing at the City Hall Annex this Thursday.
“All employees are required to be tested,” a notice to departments read today.
The July 2 test schedule will be as follows:
Public Works from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Lillie Baughman has a heart of gold.
Just ask anyone who knows the 13-year-old Indianola Academy student.
Her friends and teachers call her Lillie B., but these days, they’re also calling her a walking miracle.
They are both almost equal, except one was long ago and one is in the 21st century.
Sodom and Gomorrah might have a slight edge over Moorhead, but not much. Sodom and Gomorrah was a place where everything goes, so is Moorhead.
The city of Moorhead is in search of someone to handle the day-to-day operations that keep the town functioning. In a 3-1 vote on June 3, the city council unanimously voted to terminate the employment of Percell Moore as the municipality's city manager.
2020-2021 Indianola Lions Club Officers and Directors were installed on Wednesday, June 24,2020. Pictured above in front are Malone Phillips, 3rd VP; Barry Cassidy, 2nd VP; Fred Washington, President; Drew McDowell, Treasurer; Mike Columbus, past District Governor; back l-r Billy Betts, Lion Tamer; Charles David, Director; Buster Holloway, Dir
Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead.
Mr. Hunt, 34, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Moorhead.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Indianola Academy recently completed its 2020 summer cheer camp. Pictured seated are Buffy Perkins, Mattie Beth Williamson, Georgia Guest, Temple Williamson and Mary Grace Beckham. In the second row are the UCA Instructor, Leighton Lovelace, Hannah Lloyd, Allie Snell and Carly Moore.
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EDITORIAL BY J.A. RICHARDSON: The general good feeling of brotherly spirit in Indianola is the chief reason we have such a good town. The teamwork we have is the envy of all our neighbors.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced that 72 counties in Mississippi with tax-exempt, federal property will receive $2.32 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments for 2020.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S.
Nita Norphlet-Thompson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Head Start Association (MHSA), knows first-hand the impact thec can have on vital funding for Mississippians. Her knowledge and passion have inspired Head Start in Mississippi to help make sure thousands more Mississippians are counted in the 2020 census.
A shoplifter came away from Walmart with a little more than he intended on Friday night after he was arrested and charged with a felony.
Wednesday evening’s protest along Cotton Row in Cleveland was both peaceful and emotional.
Sunflower County NAACP Chapter President Charles Modley had an opportunity to speak to the crowd of dozens of protesters, but Rev. Carey Sparks held the crowd for most of the evening.
The long-ago Lost Cause for which the American Civil War was fought is embedded in Mississippi’s official state flag.
This serves as a constant reminder to many residents that the battle ain’t over, in America. As a quick refresher, the Civil War was fought in this country from April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865.
This is an open letter to Darnella Frazier, the woman who filmed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, written and read by Dr. Sade Turnipseed at Indianola’s 100 Man March last Thursday. Turnipseed is pictured above reading the letter on the steps of the Sunflower County Courthouse.
Update: The Silver Alert issued for James L. McGee has been canceled. He has been located and is safe.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 94 year old James L. McGee of Greenwood, MS, in Leflore County.
A weekend shooting in the town of Drew has left five people injured and has so far resulted in one arrest with warrants issued for three other persons.
Sunflower Police Chief Bobby Walker’s Facebook message regarding the death of George Floyd was seen by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, over the past week.
Walker posted the message on May 28, and as of Tuesday of this week, it had been shared over 210,000 times on the social media platform.
The prospect of a new wellness and physical therapy center is groundbreaking news for the city of Indianola.
The Indianola Police Department announced Thursday that a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Aquavius Hines is in custody.
There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.
That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.
It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.
But there is good news.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
I’ve only been to Parchman in uniform. Back in the 1970s our Little League baseball division consisted of Isola, Inverness, Moorhead, Sunflower and Parchman.
The purchase of a new fire truck for the town of Inverness took a slight detour on Monday after a request to switch manufacturers was submitted to, voted on and approved by the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors.
On Friday, April 10, Alberta Garner’s life was cut short just before dawn after shots rang out on Garrard Avenue in Indianola.
Gardner is the city’s second female victim of gunfire this year, and according to police reports, she is likely the second innocent bystander to be killed in Indianola since March.
Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.
These days, it’s hard to find a large church that does not have a contemporary praise band.
Many, like First United Methodist Church-Indianola have separate services, an early contemporary worship gathering and a traditional one later in the morning.
A pair of events benefiting Mississippi Delta Community College’s Sunflower/Humphreys Alumni Chapter and the MDCC Athletic Department will take place over the next two weeks.
The MDCC Sunflower/Humphreys Alumni Chapter mixer will be Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Market in Inverness.
Mississippi Delta Community College plans to begin renovation of the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building this fall.
The building, which was set ablaze during an apparent December 14, 2017 arson and burglary, sustained heavy fire damage, particularly on the south side of the building.
The men of Rasberry United Methodist Church will present their first annual Black History Program, Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at Rasberry United Methodist Church, 511 Hanna St., in Indianola.
Photos by: Recardo Thomas
Indianola’s three Democratic candidates for mayor met at Gentry High School last Friday night for a forum sponsored by the Sunflower County NAACP Chapter. Incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal, Mario Robinson and Vivian Jenkins are pictured left to right.
Prayers, motivational videos, games, prizes and inspired biblical encouragement combined with great food and fellowship constitutes a winning combination.
And once again Pastor Guy Burke, First Baptist Church and other community members teamed up to provide that enriching experience for local high school football athletes.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
Indianola now has 19 new junior firefighters courtesy of the Indianola Fire Department’s Fire Academy for Kids. The children graduated Friday after completing a weeklong camp on fire safety where they were exposed to instructions on basic life saving techniques and the prevention and suppression of fires.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
Patrons of the Mid-Delta Arts Association are invited to go on an adventure to Texas’s third smallest town, Tuna, and witness some of the most colorful characters you’ve ever seen as the entire population is portrayed by two of the MDAA’s most talented actors.
Photo by: Recardo Thomas