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On The Frontlines: Dr. Hannah Ray talks COVID-19, hospital capacity and other issues

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The number of official COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County rose by just two between Monday and Friday, from 11 to 13.

But Indianola physician Dr. Hannah Ray, who is literally on the frontlines locally battling the novel coronavirus, says the number of cases in the county is probably much higher.





Court clerk’s offices wiped clean after reported contact with COVID patient

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Those driving down Main Street last week may have observed what may have appeared to be a scene from a Sci-Fi movie.

Reportedly, three inmates from the Sunflower County jail donned hazmat suits to disinfect and sanitize the Sunflower County Justice Court Clerk’s offices.






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Pages From The Past

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

Pages From The Past is a weekly column prepared by Charlotte Buchanan. 

100 YEARS AGO,

MARCH 1920

CRIME NEWS: Last night, thieves entered the Indianola Post Office, blowing the safe and securing about $200 in cash and all the postage stamps secured therein. So far, no arrests made.




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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.







‘I think God put me on Earth to be a helper’: Britt takes gavel as the 2019 president of Indianola Chamber Main Street

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Cherrie Britt has been a volunteer all her life.

A native of Skene, located just outside of Cleveland, Britt has lived in Indianola for over two decades. She’s raised two children here, and recently she assumed the role of one of the city’s top volunteers.



Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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.


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Candidates meet in public forum

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.


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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