The Sunflower County election commissioners have convened and the results from the August 6 Democratic primary election have been certified and in Sunflower County the numbers stack up as such.
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The first day of school is passed, and it’s an exciting new year for the kids at North Sunflower Academy. Pictured here is elementary student Ava Stewart playing on the playground on the first day.
Delta Health Alliance has short term and long term goals for Sunflower County’s Head Start program.
It was announced a couple of weeks ago that DHA had been awarded the grant to take over the county’s Head Start schools, and the organization is wasting no time in getting started.
First, DHA plans to hire over 100 people.
The Rotary District Governor, Mark Fields, paid a visit to the Indianola Rotary Club this week. He spoke on all of the exciting things happening with the organization both locally and worldwide. Fields is pictured with incoming Rotary President Rev. Giuianna Gray (center) and Leland Rotarian Davis Arant.
Photo: Bryan Davis
The JMG Student of the Week is Ryberneisha Williams. The Moorhead native plans to major in Sociology in college, and her dream job is becoming a social worker. Her hobbies are playing sports and listening to music. She is pictured (right) with Gentry JMG Instuctor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
Mary Kathryn Robertson, 29, of Winona, formerly of Indianola, was tragically taken from this life Friday, August 15, 2019 at her home.
Ice cream may mean a lot of things to a lot of people but to Verlie Price, it is a way for her to reach out and touch others.
This year makes twelve years since Verlie Price established CVP Ice Cream Company. A road of triumph lead her into the unique business venture.
Sunday Night Services
Trinity Outreach Church, 504 Roosevelt Street, will have Sunday Night Services at 6 p.m. every Sunday.
Delta job-seekers are encouraged to be in Cleveland on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., for a Toyota Mississippi job fair being held at the United Family Life Center at 1101 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drive.
Sixty-four years ago this month, 14-year-old Emmett Till was transported uninterrupted across the Tallahatchie and Sunflower County line, and hours later, his deceased body was taken back to the Tallahatchie River where Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam later admitted they disposed of his lifeless body.
100 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL AND PERSONAL; Forrest G. Cooper, lawyer, attended Federal Court in Clarksdale this week. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Duncan of Inverness were Indianola visitors this week.
Photo by Kiara Williams
The late Davion “Dee” McClain’s legacy will be strong for years to come in Indianola.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
Fred’s Pharmacy in Indianola is closing.
Back in February, they had 586 stores in 15 states.
Today, they have 80.
Their leadership thought the Walgreen’s and Rite Aid merger was going to boost their bottom line with more stores.
In less than a week, voters across the state will hopefully race to the polls in large numbers to cast their votes in the 2019 party primary elections and Sunflower County election officials are gearing up because the local ballot will be chock-full with some incumbents going up against a field of hopefuls.
Lately there seems to be an uptick in attendance and participation at events around Indianola.
Hundreds of people have come out to events this summer like the Juneteenth Festival, which was held in mid-June and the revamped farmer’s market.
The July murder of a pretty Ole Miss coed is eerily similar to one that occurred about 33 years ago when the daughter of a couple who then lived in Magnolia was sexually assaulted and slain in her off-campus apartment in Oxford.
Most times in Mississippi’s local elections, the Democratic primaries draw more votes than Republican.
Although that was the case on Tuesday night in Sunflower County, the Republican party did have a showing. Here’s how some of the local elections turned out.
100 YEARS AGO,
Our paper was presented a large white fleecy boll of cotton this week by Mrs. Shaw who lives just North of town. She is generally known as “Aunt Patty” and is a progressive farmer. She manages her farm in its entirety and when Aunt Patty cracks the whip, everything in the place must move
The Indian Bayou Arts & Eats Festival was a great success this year.
This was my first year to be fully involved in the morning’s festivities. Last year, my wife had just given birth to my youngest, Sarah, and I was home most of the morning.
This past Saturday, I took the family up to The Great Ruleville Roast.
We had a birthday party to attend for my niece and nephew in Yazoo City that afternoon, so we did the morning shift.
Things were just getting started, so there weren’t a lot of families walking around just before 9 a.m.
The path to Glory is straight and narrow, but the road that led to one of Sunflower County’s newest communities in 1919 was anything but.
The twists and turns taken for about 12 miles heading north from Indianola led directly to the name Roundaway.
Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.
The fate of two Main Street properties has been put on hold for three months.
On Monday, city lawmakers voted 4 to 1 to grant a 90-day delay on the demolition of two properties located at 101 and 103 Main Street that are now reportedly owned by the Sunflower County Ministerial Alliance.
A worldwide search for a new executive director for the Sunflower County Economic Development office has culminated in Moorhead. On Monday during a closed executive session with the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors, members of the Sunflower County Economic Development District presented former U.S.
A citywide raid smoked out nearly a dozen alleged drug offenders on Wednesday as law enforcement officials from various agencies across the state teamed up with the Indianola Police Department to take a bite out of crime.
A Greenwood man who allegedly took $8,000 from Humphreys County High School seniors and left them stranded in a parking lot instead of on their class trip was arrested Tuesday by Greenwood police and charged with felony defrauding under false pretenses.
North Sunflower Academy crowned its 2018 homecoming queen last Friday.
Senior Amber Whatley was crowned by NSA Headmaster Janet Ray prior to the game.
Pictured above are seniors Carson Robinette, Whatley and Avery Whatley.
Photo by Vikki Peay
Louise Stubblefield Carter of Magee, Miss. went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 95.
Louise was born in Memphis on Nov. 23, 1923. She married Denver Lamar Carter Sr. in Indianola in 1946 and had three sons, Denver Lamar Carter Jr., John Stubblefield Carter and William David Carter.
Rachel Poe Montgomery Mixon, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Services for Cleatho Stevenson of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.
Ms. Stevenson, 60, died Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Dillon Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
President Trump should be feeling pretty good about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the 2016 election. It’s not a clean bill of health, but it’s close enough for Trump and his fellow Republicans.
The full report of the 22-month investigation has not been released, and it’s uncertain whether it ever will be.
A group of Sunflower County Citizens, who played key roles in the establishment of Head Start and Program Development Programs in Sunflower County is planning an Employee Reunion.
Does anyone really know how many illegal aliens are in our country?
Politicians will tell you that there are “about” 11 million.
The New York Times will echo this number.
The Democratic Party tells us that there are a few illegal immigrants in the country, and we should welcome them with open arms.
In the early 1990’s I attended the funeral of my uncle where I heard his grandson sing “We are standing on Holy Ground.” It wasn’t the first time I’d heard this song but, this time, it struck something inside of me that let me know that where I am God is with me.
BELZONI – Huey Townsend, Chairman of the Board of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, announced recently that eight employees have been promoted by actions of the Board of Directors.