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55 Years of Freedom: Death of Emmett Till set stage for Freedom Summer

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.









Smith pinned as nurse at HCC

The Ridgeland Campus of Holmes Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for the graduating Practical Nurses  on June 20. Nineteen students were honored during the ceremony, and among the graduates was Sunflower County native Veronica Lachelle Smith.

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Emma Williams-Greer

Graveside services for Emma Williams-Greer of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

   Mrs. Williams-Greer, 50, died Monday, July 1, 2019.

   Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.




More details on “Project Bright” come to light

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

An economic development announcement is expected within the next week that could bring a new company and jobs to Sunflower County.

Details are still being kept confidential, but it is apparent from this week’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors that the company will occupy a portion of the Monsanto building in Indianola.


Church News July 11, 2019

Vacation Bible School

   Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, 1111 Garrard Road, will continue Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon daily thru Friday. Ages 4 years old and up are welcome and adult classes will be offered. Transportation is available. For more info call Rose Giachelli at 662-207-0750.


City pool open for the summer

The city pool has opened for summer business, and dozens of Indianola’s youth are taking advantage in the recent hot days. Pictured are Zamoriah Jacobs and Maurice Woods having some fun and staying cool in the pool. The city pool is located on Roosevelt Street.

Photo: Jyesha Johnson



55 years of freedom

By BY JYESHA JOHNSON EDITORIAL INTERN,

Part 1: A summer of fear and triumph

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.


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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.









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MAIS addresses final plays at state title game, will advocate replay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It was the play that changed Indianola Academy’s season.


The game-winning overtime touchdown pass lobbed into the end zone on second down by Starkville Academy running back Taylor Arnold sent the otherwise undefeated Colonels home from Jackson Academy with their only loss of the season on Nov. 18.





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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Obituaries

Billy Ray “Bill” Ammons, 90, of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home.

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