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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.

Reeves' next wave of restrictions to impact Sunflower County


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.

Phillips speaks to Lions

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.


Flashback: Sunflower County no stranger to census controversy

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.

Flashback: Indianola was the first city in the Delta to install 911 system

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.”

Former Delta State University Student Confesses to Creating Racist Social Media Post about Herself


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.


Job fair a good case study


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


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.


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’


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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