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A new level of care: Bellipanni continues her calling in the air as a flight nurse

By THE E-T,

Elizabeth Bellipanni always wanted to become a nurse.

After graduating from Indianola Academy, she did just that, coming back home to work at South Sunflower County Hospital in her hometown.

Earlier this year, however, she took her profession to a new level, becoming a flight nurse.


Statewide mask mandate coming, Sunflower County among areas ordered to delay school

Gov. Tate Reeves announced plans today to issue a statewide mandate on masks in retail establishments and at public gatherings.

He also plans to issue an executive order delaying the start of school for grades 7-12 in a handful of counties, included Sunflower County, due to COVID-19 spread.







C Spire partners with Delta Regional Medical Center on remote patient monitoring

By PRESS RELEASE,

C Spire is teaming up with the Delta Regional Medical Center to debut a remote patient monitoring program in Mississippi for a broad array of chronic medical conditions that will help manage health care costs for hospitals in rural areas and improve the quality of life for patients.



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Roy Willard

Graveside services for Roy Willard of Conway, Ark., formerly of Indianola, will be at 12 noon Sunday, July 19 at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.

Mr. Willard, 40, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Arkansas.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Parchman inmate passes away

By PRESS RELEASE,

A 64-year-old inmate hospitalized since May at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has died.

Bobby Neil McFalls died Wednesday afternoon. He was being treated for a terminal illness, according to the Sunflower County coroner.  An autopsy will be done, however, for an official cause and manner of death.


John Andrew Hamilton

Graveside services for John Andrew Hamilton, 66, of Indianola, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Indianola City Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Burch officiating. He passed away Friday, July 10, 2020.


Statewide mask mandate coming, Sunflower County among areas ordered to delay school

Gov. Tate Reeves announced plans today to issue a statewide mandate on masks in retail establishments and at public gatherings.

He also plans to issue an executive order delaying the start of school for grades 7-12 in a handful of counties, included Sunflower County, due to COVID-19 spread.





Delois Collins Williams

Graveside services for Delois Collins Williams, 65, of Indianola will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with Pastor Annie Hill officiating. Delois departed this life Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.



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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

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.


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Girl Scouts adopt highway

Girl Scouts Troops 30105 & 30123 partnered with the Mic Magazine on litter prevention in an effort to continue to keep the community clean in a designated area through Adopt-a-Highway. The location starts at the Capps Center and stretches for four miles west on U.S.










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