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Sunflower County crew helps save woman, daughter from water

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

A Yazoo City woman and her daughter are alive today because of the help of several strangers, including four from Sunflower County.

Jackie Jenkins, Jack Jenkins, Connor Moore and Seth Todd were looking to unwind last week by doing some fishing on the coast, but that would not be their first experience in the water that day.


Journey 2020: Shantilla Nash has knack for creating exciting new designs

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

If you are ever looking for something that is simply unique, then you should probably look no further than Shantilla Nash.

We all know that Indianola and Sunflower County are loaded with talented people of all sorts, and Nash’s name definitely needs to be on that list.





First Senior Pastor Destination is a Familiar One for Hunter Goodin

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

Duck hunting first brought Hunter Goodin to Drew and the young hunter was hooked on the rich land that produces abundant crops for farmers and provides plenty of water for ducks. His father would later buy into a private duck hunting club that built on that foundational love.


Four local heroes:Sunflower County crew helps save woman, daughter from water

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

A Yazoo City woman and her daughter are alive today because of the help of several strangers, including four from Sunflower County.

Jackie Jenkins, Jack Jenkins, Connor Moore and Seth Todd were looking to unwind last week by doing some fishing on the coast, but that would not be their first experience in the water that day.



Cops and Robbers May 28, 2020

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Monday at 12:37 p.m., S.B. Grandford Phillips II, 23, 103 Lucille St., was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after officers were called to the 1200 block of Fourth Avenue because of a threatening. A Ruger 9-mm handgun valued at $400 was reportedly taken into evidence.


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Clifton Price

Graveside services for Clifton Price of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Steven Reed Smith officiating.

Mr. Price, 76, died Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


David Herrin

Graveside services for David Herrin will be at 12 noon Saturday at Bankhead Memorial Cemetery, Belzoni.

Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni is in charge of arrangements.


Richard L. Cook II

Graveside services for Richard L. Cook II of Memphis, formerly of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville with Father Tom Mullally, SVD officiating.

Mr. Cook, 81, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




The Delta needs a break

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced this week the first round of road paving projects stemming from the new lottery have been approved.

The contracts awarded this week will have little, if any, effect on the heart of the Delta, which continues to suffer from deteriorating infrastructure.


Pages from the past: Update on Rachel Sudduth

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

MAY 1920

FRONT PAGE NEWS: We gave learned with great regret that Professor Vandiver of the Sunflower Agricultural High School in Moorhead was suddenly taken ill while attending the State Teachers Conference in Jackson last Friday. We learned that he suffered a stroke and has been taken to a Memphis hospital.


Fixing a hole

Members of Indianola’s Public Works department were busy earlier this week, digging and fixing a leak on Main Street. Workers arrived early Monday morning, and by the afternoon, the hole that had been in the street for some time, due to a leak, had been repaired.

Photo: Bryan Davis


Harry Cannon Jr.

Graveside services for Harry Cannon Jr. of Moorhead, formerly of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Cedric Reed officiating.

Mr. Cannon, 61, died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital, Jackson.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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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.


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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Sports

Basketball practice has already started for some at North Sunflower Academy.

Obituaries

Patricia Lynn McNutt Trice, 46, of Shaw, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at her home.

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