Out of an abundance of caution surrounding the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta State University Athletics has announced the cancellation of all previously scheduled July sports camps.
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The Mississippi Department of Corrections says escaped Parchman inmate Arthur Lestrick was captured yesterday in Nashville.
Lestrick, 40, is serving a life sentence.
He was reported missing on Sunday, and a $2,500 reward was offered for information leading to his capture on Monday.
Lawmakers at the Capitol have had an extremely busy last two weeks. After many hours of working in conference committees to finalize the state budget and other bills, legislators completed most regular session work on Thursday, July 1. The Legislature could come back in October or before if needed as laid out in House Concurrent Resolution 6
Some Indianola Academy students have been learning non-stop over the summer. Pictured above are Jeff Rainey and Sallie Kate Ledbetter dissecting a pig in one of the science labs at the school.
Photo: Leigh Hargett
Graveside services for Johnnie Wilkins of Sunflower will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Road Cemetery, Sunflower.
Mr. Wilkins, 79, died Sunday, July 5, 2020.
Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola is in charge of arrangements.
A request by the T.J. Beall company to purchase county-owned property in Drew was tabled after a company official and county leaders failed to reach a concrete agreement during Monday's Sunflower County Board of Supervisors' meeting.
Graveside services for Heidi Collins of Greenville will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.
Ms. Collins, 84, died Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Arbor Walk Nursing Home, Greenville.
Byas Funeral Home, Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
The B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center opened its doors for the first time since March this week. Voted the state’s best tourist attraction by USAToday readers in 2018, the museum is Sunflower County’s biggest tourist attraction, consistently drawing over 25,000 visitors a year.
Sunflower County’s confirmed COVID-19 patients are on the rise, and some of the area’s long-term care facilities are experiencing their first cases.
As of Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 420 positive tests in Sunflower County.
The patient load at North Sunflower Medical Center is picking up, but the Ruleville-based hospital is currently experiencing a shortage of nurses.
Director of Nurses Hannah Barrett told The E-T this week that the hospital has lost several nurses over the past few weeks for a variety of reasons.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S.
Nita Norphlet-Thompson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Head Start Association (MHSA), knows first-hand the impact thec can have on vital funding for Mississippians. Her knowledge and passion have inspired Head Start in Mississippi to help make sure thousands more Mississippians are counted in the 2020 census.
A shoplifter came away from Walmart with a little more than he intended on Friday night after he was arrested and charged with a felony.
The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center has been awarded an $11,100 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.
The long-ago Lost Cause for which the American Civil War was fought is embedded in Mississippi’s official state flag.
This serves as a constant reminder to many residents that the battle ain’t over, in America. As a quick refresher, the Civil War was fought in this country from April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865.
This is an open letter to Darnella Frazier, the woman who filmed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, written and read by Dr. Sade Turnipseed at Indianola’s 100 Man March last Thursday. Turnipseed is pictured above reading the letter on the steps of the Sunflower County Courthouse.
A weekend shooting in the town of Drew has left five people injured and has so far resulted in one arrest with warrants issued for three other persons.
Did you know that in June 1967, Indianola experienced the shock of a minor earthquake.
The incident was documented in The Enterprise-Tocsin by Marie Hemphill.
The prospect of a new wellness and physical therapy center is groundbreaking news for the city of Indianola.
The Indianola Police Department announced Thursday that a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Aquavius Hines is in custody.
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.
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.
The purchase of a new fire truck for the town of Inverness took a slight detour on Monday after a request to switch manufacturers was submitted to, voted on and approved by the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors.
The Thursday “Tune in to Black History” series at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center kicked off on Thursday with the African American Art exhibit featuring art students from Gentry High School.
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.