The South Carolina company that plans to close this year on the Indianola-based Double Quick convenience store chain has been on a torrid growth trajectory since February of last year.
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Several Delta legislators have come together and have presented a multi-step plan to address issues at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Below is the Mississippi State University graduation List for the 2019 fall term for Sunflower County.
Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU.
Mid-Delta Arts Association is adding an extra performance for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Tuesday March 3 is being added, due to brisk ticket sales the first week. Performances are now scheduled for February 27-29 and March 1-3. General Admission tickets go on sale Monday, February 17.
Pictured from left to right: Ikia Crisler, former principal Angela S. Winters and Travion Dozier. Not pictured Mercedes Hayes.
Two former students of the now closed James C. Rosser Elementary School in Moorhead were recently awarded $200.00 courtesy of the James C. Rosser Scholarship Fund.
The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Michael Beckworth Jr. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in law and justice upon graduating. In his spare time he enjoys writing poetry. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
Mississippi House Speaker Phillip Gunn said recently that “Corrections is the most pressing issue we have now.”
Governor Tate Reeves said in his inauguration address “it means cleaning up corrections—to provide for the safety of our citizens and the human dignity of all within the system.”
Life-long Mississippi Delta native James Allen Oliver will sign his fast-selling book at the Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum in Leland, Mississippi on February 11, 2020, beginning at 5:30 PM. His fascinating epic traces the struggles of five generations of Olivers, from the late 1800s to the present, in the Mississippi Delta.
Gordon Dale Mitchell, 72, of Doddsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Merit Health Central in Jackson.
Gordon was born April 27, 1947 to Tom Byrd Mitchell and Flora Lee Holmes Mitchell. He was of Baptist faith.
North Sunflower Academy in Drew has dismissed early today and will not resume classes until further notice due to a widespread outbreak of the flu.
According to NSA’s Facebook page, the school closed at 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon.
This story was changed to reflect the name of the second inmate who had previously not been identified.
Two more inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman lost their lives overnight.
There are a lot of reasons to believe in the power of advertising.
We just got done with one of the biggest annual advertising events in the world this past Sunday in the Super Bowl.
Last year’s commercials, bleh.
This year, there were a lot more winners, and as always, there were some losers.
The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Nakea Mickey. The senior Moorhead native plans to go into nursing with a dream job of being a registered nurse. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering. She is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
There’s a reason why so many churches still sing “Those Ole Sad Songs.”
Baptist Grove M.B. Church in Sunflower will present “Why Y’all Sing Those Ole Sad Songs” during its Black History program on Feb. 15, highlighting the history of Dr. Watts and how moans came about in African American churches in the South.
The prospect of a new wellness and physical therapy center is groundbreaking news for the city of Indianola.
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.
The Indianola Police Department announced Thursday that a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Aquavius Hines is in custody.
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.
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.
One man and one woman are in custody, and another man is being sought in relation to a night of violence in Indianola that took the life of 24-year-old Deaubrey Roscoe and left two other people injured and hospitalized.
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.
Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.
Delta job-seekers are encouraged to be in Cleveland on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., for a Toyota Mississippi job fair being held at the United Family Life Center at 1101 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drive.
Docia England of Greenville has been named the Good Middling Community Service Award Recipient for 2019. Docia will be recognized at the 84th Annual Delta Council Day on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) in Cleveland.
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