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.
Willie Lee Clay of Chicago died unexpectedly on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the age of 76 due to complications from an illness.
Jack Nicklaus, famously, holds the record for winning the most professional golf majors with 18. However, Nicklaus has often said he considers himself to have won 20 majors because of his two U.S. Amateur victories.
A team doesn’t make it to the playoffs for two consecutive years without having a number of standout players.
That can certainly be said for the Tigers of Thomas E. Edwards Senior High, and this team will be looking to make it back to the postseason for the third straight year.
Services for Pearlie Thomas of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.
Ms. Thomas, 67, died Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Holly Ridge Cemetery.
Services for Romonda “Big Bird” Wilson of Indianola were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 17 at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.
Ms. Wilson, 50, died Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Byas Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements.
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
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.
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.
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.
It was the play that changed Indianola Academy’s season.
The game-winning overtime touchdown pass lobbed into the end zone on second down by Starkville Academy running back Taylor Arnold sent the otherwise undefeated Colonels home from Jackson Academy with their only loss of the season on Nov. 18.
The first in a series of seven countywide town hall-type meetings to chronicle the views of community members regarding the Sunflower County Consolidated School District facilities and future directions, was held on Monday night at the First United Baptist Church in Indianola.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers ended the Indianola Academy Colonels' perfect season on Saturday, with a 21-14 overtime victory.
The game, played at Jackson Academy, was forecasted to be a washout, but the rain held off until moments after Indianola failed to push the ball across from the one-yard line.
On Saturday, TeamPositive Ministries hosted “The Back To School Bash 2017” in Indianola at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.
Executive Director Philander R. Williams said they were able to bless the youth of the Delta with more than 375 backpacks or drawstring bags and school supplies thanks to donations from some amazing people.
Local artist Bobby Whalen is literally making history.
In conjunction with The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, he has been commissioned by the Museum of Mississippi History to produce several panels of original artwork that will be on display in one of their “breakout galleries” called “The Soul of the State.”
Outgoing Indianola Rotary Club President Grant Phillips passed the gavel of leadership to Second Vice-President Rob Taylor during the Tuesday gathering of Rotarians at Newman Hall.
Phillips thanked the group for their support and acknowledged that it has been a learning experience for him.