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Parchman inmate escapes

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.






Lions install new officers, Washington becomes president

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





Larry Dorsey Hunt

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.


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Head Start helping with Census

By PRESS RELEASE,

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.



Monuments, flags are Mississippi’s “lost cause?”

By SADE TURNIPSEED GUEST COLUMNIST,

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.



Parchman inmate escapes

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.






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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.







Loved ones remember young woman shot and killed last Friday

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

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.


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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Rachel Minor

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Rachel Minor of Indianola will be at 12 noon Thursday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Minor, 52, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


Lady Rams own 2-0 district mark as holiday break nears

By BY PAUL PUTNAM FOR THE E-T,

One more basketball game to play and then a near two week break will be had by the Gentry High School Lady Rams.

Owning a 9-5, 2-0 record heading into this Friday’s non-regional 6 p.m. home game versus Ruleville Central High, this past week’s play saw the Lady Rams pick up two Region 3-4A victories in their three games played.








Robbie Walker

Services for Robbie Walker of Greenville, formerly of Moorhead, will be at 12 noon Saturday at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, Moorhead.

Ms. Walker, 49, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


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