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Profile 2019: Indianola's new fire chief, assistant chief keeping department safe

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Firefighter safety is at the top of the list of main concerns for Indianola’s fire chief and assistant chief.

After nearly a year in office, Chief Orlando Battle and Assistant Chief William “Bill” Alford said making sure that the firefighters are safe and healthy for the future is their number one priority.




Jimmy Green

Memorial services for Jimmy Green of Indianola will be at 12 noon Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Green, 71, died Friday, Mar. 15, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker

Funeral services for Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker of Winona will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Eskridge Cemetery at Eskridge. 

The Rev. Terry Corley will officiate at the services. 


Colton Reid Buchanan

Colton Reid Buchanan, 1 month, of Belzoni, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Colton was born Feb. 12, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center.



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After a week of deluge, Mark Stowers takes us back to the Mississippi Delta’s worst flood

By BY MARK H. STOWERS FOR THE E-T,

Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!

….water, water everywhere, same song, different verse, just a little bit louder and a little bit worse…

Mother Nature woke up on the wrong side of the bed for the whole month of February and has engulfed the Delta in rain and flood water for the umpteenth time.


‘I just fell in love with teaching’: At 95, Edwinna Edwards reflects on a lifelong education career

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Edwinna Edwards had no intention of ever becoming a teacher.

She can’t recall exactly what she studied during her years at Mississippi State, but she is sure that none of the classes involved education.

“I majored in getting out of here,” Edwards said, with a laugh.



Rain and rivers

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

I don’t know if you noticed, but last week it rained.

Torrents of rain fell upon torrents of rain, and more rain followed that.

The sky’s blue got absorbed by a soggy, woolen, grey blanket, and the storms that followed seemed relentless.




County accepts MOA, will get $3.6M to fix five area bridges

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Sunflower County is one step closer to getting some much needed bridge repairs done.

On Monday, the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve and accept a Memorandum of Agreement with the Mississippi Department of Transportation for over $3 million that is to be used to restore five of the county’s bridges.


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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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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.


City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.


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