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55 Years of Freedom: Death of Emmett Till set stage for Freedom Summer

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.









Smith pinned as nurse at HCC

The Ridgeland Campus of Holmes Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for the graduating Practical Nurses  on June 20. Nineteen students were honored during the ceremony, and among the graduates was Sunflower County native Veronica Lachelle Smith.

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Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Dennis Smith

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO, JULY 1919

The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baird located about three miles East of Indianola was totally destroyed by fire on Wednesday. The first Mrs. Baird knew of the fire was when live coals dropped from the ceiling. She and Mr. Baird barely had time to escape.









Cops and Robbers June 20, 2019

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Saturday at 11:21p.m., Darral Johnson 56, 1437 U.S. 82 East, Greenville was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct—failure to comply with officers after he refused to move from the drive-thru window at the Discount liquor store on Front Street Ext.


SCCSD students in D.C.: A dozen students attend Democracy in Action seminar

By BY JYESHA JOHNSON EDITORIAL INTERN,

The Mississippi Center for Justice afforded 12 local students an all expense paid trip  to Washington D.C for the Democracy in Action Seminar.

Students attended from the north and south end of the Sunflower Consolidated School District, as well as Humphreys County.


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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.









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MAIS addresses final plays at state title game, will advocate replay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.





Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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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After five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is... READ MORE

Obituaries

Billy Ray “Bill” Ammons, 90, of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home.

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