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Profile 2020: Mary Margaret White is leading Mississippi Today during journalism's digital age

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Mary Margaret White has been around storytellers for most of her life.

Growing up in Drew during early childhood, she already had a knack for the written word, and as the town’s shops began to close during the 1980s and 90s, more people began to congregate at her father’s Main Street gift and appliance store.



COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI’S “FEED SUNFLOWER” RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

By FOR THE E-T,

In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is seeking donations to its FEED SUNFLOWER Fund. Since hosting a Hunger Summit in 2017, the Community Foundation and seventeen of its partners have been funding efforts to help confront food insecurity among youth.





A ‘heartbreaking’ end: Ben Van Cleve talks about what could have been for his Ole Miss Rebels

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The Ole Miss Rebels baseball team was the real deal in 2020.

And former Indianola Academy slugger Ben Van Cleve was as much the real deal as anyone on the roster.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pound junior lit up the box score in his 26 at-bats this season to the tune of a .385 batting average.



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Mayor: Sunflower County has first case of confirmed COVID-19

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It appears that Sunflower County has its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus COVID-19. 

Few details are available but Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal confirmed the case in a Friday evening post. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health had not confirmed the case in its daily report of confirmed cases on Friday.




Profile 2020: Mary Margaret White is leading Mississippi Today during journalism's digital age

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Mary Margaret White has been around storytellers for most of her life.

Growing up in Drew during early childhood, she already had a knack for the written word, and as the town’s shops began to close during the 1980s and 90s, more people began to congregate at her father’s Main Street gift and appliance store.




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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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.







‘I think God put me on Earth to be a helper’: Britt takes gavel as the 2019 president of Indianola Chamber Main Street

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Cherrie Britt has been a volunteer all her life.

A native of Skene, located just outside of Cleveland, Britt has lived in Indianola for over two decades. She’s raised two children here, and recently she assumed the role of one of the city’s top volunteers.



Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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.


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Candidates meet in public forum

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.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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.






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