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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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‘Pretty much like starting over’: Blaine family recovering from storm damage that destroyed their home

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Brenda Mickey laid her head down on her pillow inside her trailer in Blaine just after 10 p.m. on June 19.

She was going to catch a quick nap before taking her husband James to work in Doddsville. A few minutes later, she awoke to the sound of a terrible wind, and a few minutes later, her family would lose everything.






Lavolivar Moore

Services for Lavolivar Moore of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home’s Hayes Chapel.

Mr. Moore, 35, died Monday, June 17, 2019.

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.




Church News June 27, 2019

Love Day

Pilgrim Green Springhill Church, Shaw, will celebrate a Love Day for Sis. Dollie Trotter at 4 p.m. Saturday. Minister Lillie Gilmore will be the guest speaker for this event. For more info, call 662-400-6380 or 662-588-0012.

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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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After five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is... READ MORE

Obituaries

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

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