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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.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Indianola has a candidate for Circuit Judge in the person of Honorable S. F. Davis and it appears he will be an easy winner. Our Sid has a handicap of well wishers all over the District that will be hard for his opponent to overcome.
The Sunflower County NAACP Branch #5333 will present its annual Black History Program at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23 at the B.B. King Museum.
I doubt there is anyone in Mississippi living in a million dollar house with a swimming pool drawing welfare or Medicaid unless that person is a live-in servant.
But state Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune, seems to think so, or at least that’s what her rhetoric implies.
Dr. David Abney ’76 and ’15, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of United Parcel Service, established Delta State University’s International Business Symposium in 2006 with his wife, Sherry, “to increase the global business acumen of students,” he explained in his keynote address at the 15th annual installment on Feb.
An Itta Bena native is among four Alcorn State University students who were shot late on Monday at a residence in Port Gibson.
James Carr, 22, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation died as a result of his injuries.
Tahir Fitzhugh, 19, of Pennsylvania, died as well, a release from MBI said on Tuesday.
Each fourth Sunday in January the Mission Ministry of the Bell Grove M.B. Church pay special tribute to the men and women who place themselves in harms way for the safety of the citizens of Sunflower County—the first responders.
Gov. Tate Reeves promised just a few weeks ago that he would see that Parchman’s infamous Unit 29 was shuttered.
Today, Reeves announced a “major prisoner transfer” from the unit thanks to a new agreement with Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility.
Services for Randy Anderson of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Inverness.
Mr. Anderson, 48, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Lion Brady Smith brought Robin Richardson as his guest this past Wednesday. Richardson is the County Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in Sunflower County, a position he has served in for over almost 33 years. Richardson followed Lion David Jenkins into that position in 1987. He gave an overview of FSA programs applicable to Sunflower
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss) today announced an additional $46.5 million in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding will be allocated for work on 27 projects in Mississippi, including $7.5 million to advance efforts to address Yazoo Backwater Area flooding.
Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) announced that Frederick Lewis Washington won the 2019 Jimmy and Ray Heidel Economic Development Leadership Award on February 6, 2020.
W. Dewayne Richardson, District Attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court District, comprised of Washington, Sunflower and Leflore counties, said in a release this week that offenders who have written bad checks and have not paid their fines have until March 31 to do so.
After that, arrests may follow.
The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Ariel Galloway. The senior plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration after graduation in the spring. Her dream job is to be an entrepreneur and a cosmetologist. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing. She is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr.
It’s time city leaders and individuals alike to start taking stock in their city and its appearance, says Indianola Chamber Main Street. The organziation hosted a leadership conference last Wednesday, feturing Jeff McManus (pictured above), director of landscaping services at the University of Mississippi.
I went to the doctor this morning.
When I left the doctor, I stopped by Walgreens to pick up my medicine.
As I was standing in line awaiting my turn with two people in front of me and me being the last, I looked to my left and saw that they had the single bottles of Dasani water on sale.
My favorite brand. (Catch that.)
Lion David Jenkins brought Howard Q. Davis as his speaker this past Wednesday. Q talked about growing up in Indianola (his family moved here when he was three) and also had some fun facts about Indianola.
Women’s Prayer Breakfast
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, located at 617 Westside Avenue, invites all women to attend their prayer breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Evangelist Betty Green of Moorhead will be the guest speaker.
Mardi Gras Dance
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.
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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.
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.
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