Sunflower County officials have confirmed a Friday morning death in the county is likely related to COVID-19.
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Several individuals and organizations have been hard at work over the last week, making homemade masks for the medical staff at South Sunflower County Hospital. Pictured above are staff members with masks donated by Pam Chatman. Seated are Tracie Thomas and Shealnell Woodfork. Standing are Chris Cobbs and Brannon Walls.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County has risen to seven, and one death related to the virus has been confirmed.
The E-T first reported on Friday that a 75-year-old passed away early that morning, and that death has been linked to the novel coronavirus.
Hannah (Schlatter) Farmer has a passion for medicine, and she also has a love for her home.
One of the newest additions to the North Sunflower Medical Center staff, the 2007 Indianola Academy graduate has been combining those two loves in her new position as a nurse practitioner in Ruleville.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County has risen slowly, but the rise is steady.
The Mississippi State Department of Health said today there are now 11 confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, and there is still only one death locally related to the illness.
Chronic pulmonary diseases can have a crippling effect on patients.
That’s something South Sunflower County Hospital is on a mission to prevent.
SSCH part of consortium that will bring eight new family medicine residents to the Mississippi DeltaBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
Healthcare in Sunflower County is about to change drastically, thanks to an influx of new doctors who will be training in Indianola as part of a new family medicine residency program based out of Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
After a successful run for office this past November that included a runoff against one of his opponents, Indianola resident Ben Gaston has begun his inaugural term as a Sunflower County Supervisor, filling the District 3 seat vacated by retiring county lawmaker Dennis Holmes.
Sunflower County encompasses more than 444,000 acres of land or 693 square miles where nearly 27,000 people call home.
Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a shelter-in-place order that will go into effect Friday evening at 5 p.m.
The governor held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to announce the decision to halt non-essential business and social gatherings throughout the state for two weeks.
When the state’s public school district ratings get released each fall and too many of them are discouragingly low, it’s worth remembering that there are plenty of reasons for this below-average academic performance.
A new report focuses on one of the big ones.
Three Delta State University seniors majoring in fashion merchandising went on a “Fashion Tour of New York City” over spring break.
Funeral homes have been forced to adhere to new social distancing guidelines, which have affected visitations and services, but like healthcare facilities across the country, many in the business are starting to experience supply shortages on essential items.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
On Monday at 3:23 p.m., Freddie Jones Jr., 36, 635 Roosevelt St. was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after officers were called to the area of Roosevelt and Pershing streets about a fight in progress.
Here is what I sent out to Emmerich Newspapers employees this week:
Because our newspaper offices are not public spots like stores or restaurants, I believe it prudent to remain open. However, I believe we should respect the feelings of those that may feel threatened by coming into the office. Here are some thoughts of mine:
Indianola police posted no reported arrests for this reporting period,
On Friday at 12:46 p.m., a Battle Street man said a 21-year-old Maybelle Street man broke into a 2002 Honda Accord owned by a 26-year-old Battle Street woman.
After a more than 10-week lull, Indianola has experienced yet another senseless act of violence that ended the life of one of its young citizens after shots rang out in the early morning hours on March 1.
Mary Catherine Brooks, Extension Associate for Mississippi State University and Delta Council, spoke to the Indianola Lions Club this week about the Forgotten Backwater Flood project which highlights the 2019 Yazoo Backwater Area flood and controversial 80-year history of the pumping plant that is yet to be built.
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.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
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.
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.
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.
‘I think God put me on Earth to be a helper’: Britt takes gavel as the 2019 president of Indianola Chamber Main StreetBy 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.
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.
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