For a fifth year, the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) has awarded more than $200,000 in grants for 12 projects focused on cultural heritage development in communities across the Mississippi Delta.
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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.
A Tennessee woman has been arrested for aiding Arthur Lestrick’s escape from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this week.
Mississippi’s representatives in Washington are leading the charge in seeking relief for rural hospitals that are affected more every day by the coronavirus.
Sunflower County is one of 13 that will soon be under stricter social distancing guidelines.
According to Gov. Tate Reeves, he will sign an executive order that will restrict the number of people gathering indoors in Sunflower County, and 12 other counties, to 10 people, and he will restrict outdoor gatherings to 20 or fewer.
Sunflower County’s total confirmed COVID-19 patients are fast approaching the 400 mark.
A recent surge sent the count over 300 just before The E-T’s press deadline last week.
More important than the 372 count at the end of the July 4th weekend was the fact that the county saw its eighth death from COVID-19.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to four crashes over the Fourth of July weekend that resulted in fatalities.
There were a total of 137 crashes responded to by MPH over the holiday enforcement period, with four fatalities and 43 injuries statewide.
Sunflower County is one of 13 targeted by Gov. Tate Reeves for enhanced COVID-19 restrictions.
As novel coronavirus cases pick up steam across the state, our top health officials are warning us that the recent surge in cases is leading to an Armageddon scenario in our hospitals.
Lion Malone Phillips recently spoke to the Indianola Lions Club about his unexpected kidney transplant experience. Lion Malone shared many examples of God’s hand protecting him and his family and guiding them along this transplant journey. We are thankful for Lion Malone’s remarkable recovery and are proud to call him a Lion.
Did you know that in June 1967, Indianola experienced the shock of a minor earthquake.
The incident was documented in The Enterprise-Tocsin by Marie Hemphill.
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.
In spring 2019, The Delta Center and the McNair Research Scholars Program at Delta State University collaborated to provide an enriching cultural heritage education experience for a Delta State student.
It’s census time in Mississippi, and if you’re wondering why so many are encouraging everyone to get counted now, it’s probably because Sunflower County has had trouble in the past in this area.
According to 1980 edition of The E-T, Indianola challenged the count that year, even though the numbers were not final at the time.
The Indianola Board of Aldermen reconvened on Friday night in a second special session with the intent of finalizing the issue of choosing a provider and plan for the city employees' health insurance before this past Monday’s deadline.
Sunflower County’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise.
After several weeks of holding steady at around 70 cases, the county began to see a sharper rise in the past week and a half.
According to the latest data from the Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday, the number of cases is at 109 locally.
Did you know that Indianola was the first city in the Delta participate in the 911 emergency system?
According to the October 1, 1970 edition of The Enterprise-Tocsin, Indianola became “the first city in the Delta to install the 911 emergency telephone number and is one of only a few cities in the nation to have this service.”
Thursday, a former Delta State University student confessed to DSU police to creating a racist social media post about herself. Initially, she had admitted to posting it on her own Facebook page, but, until today, had denied that she had been the originator of the post. Delta State officials are determining the proper course of action.
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 Thursday “Tune in to Black History” series at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center kicked off on Thursday with the African American Art exhibit featuring art students from Gentry High School.
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.
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