When I was in school, which was many years ago, I studied American History, World History, and my state history. All were very interesting, and I learned about what happened before my time. I can’t say that I always agreed with what happened, but you can’t go back in history and change what took place at that time.
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Rylee Kate Reed, a sixth grade student at Indianola Academy, recently had her art on exhibit at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson as a finalist in the Magnolia Cluster Art Contest. The art was on display from June 25-29. Reed is the daughter of John Wood and Natalie Reed.
The past week mosquito control has been a hot topic.
But why now?
Why not months ago when temperatures increased and the mosquitoes were coming out for the summer?
The issue is that this time of year it seems like mosquitoes are just as bad during the day time as they are at night.
At their most unpretentious, gardening, cooking and music have very simple things in common.
While passing time the other muggy July day with a musician who loves to cook, he confided he couldn’t grow herbs. “Terrible luck,” he said. And I suggested he was trying too hard, like playing with too many notes.
The year was 1994.
There were a lot of things happening in my life, and none of them were very good.
However, like any well brought up Southern girl, I was adept at putting on my smile as easily as I put on my lipstick. (And I really love my lipstick.) Even my closest friends thought I was quite “together.”
This four part series will address bullying with our children and college students who are about to embark on their educational journey next month.
After five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is returning to his alma mater as Delta State University's 10th head baseball coach. Director of Athletics Mike Kinnison named the former Statesman standout and assistant coach to the post on Tuesday, July 2.
Floyd Stevens Anderson Jr., 65, of Inverness, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home.
This a good time for all citizens to come together and support our city employees. I was disappointed to hear some of our administrators were proposing for our city workers to pay additional costs for their healthcare.
Multiple businesses in the town of Drew are bearing the brunt of Park Avenue’s prolonged construction as the months go by and the cash flow begins to dry up in a place that already struggles for economic vitality.
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Editorial Note from J. A. Richardson: The only compliment I can give to the motorcycle is that it can never sneak up on anybody.
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There are special places in my heart that are only but a memory these days. One such hamlet – Camp Tallaha.
The memories of chiggers and ticks and the coldest dang spring-fed pool where hours were spent in lifeguard training.
Miskia Davis is entering her third year as head of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. In just a short time, the Montgomery County native and Drew transplant has made headway with the district’s elementary students, with an over 90 percent pass rate on this year’s third grade gate test.
Indianola and Drew both celebrated Juneteenth last Saturday with festivals that attracted hundreds on both ends of the county, according to organizers. Pictured top left are Malik Haynes and Edric Q. Johnson. To the right, Melanie Townsend-Blackmon, pictured with the incoming Miss MVSU Arlencia Barnes in Drew.
Fifty years after Apollo 11 re-entered Earth, a group of Chinese-Americans who played an integral part in the Space Race will share their experiences during Re-Entry…Mississippi, an event hosted by the Delta State University Archives and Museum and DSU’s Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum on July 7-8.
Two or three unrelated questions that cause me to wonder:
When will the Mississippi governor’s race get down and dirty?
When will the limited supply of insurance I keep getting offered through robocalls on my cell phone run out? And why doesn’t that supposedly “no call” register seem to be working? More on this later.
Aside from pastoring two churches in Sunflower County (Sunflower United Methodist and Moorhead United Methodist), Veronica Pritchard serves as executive director of Delta Grace.
Delta Grace is a not-for-profit, multi-denominational, faith-based organization that matches mission teams with those in need of home repairs.
Richard Swenson wrote a New York Times Best Seller in 2004 titled Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives.
He defined margin as the space that exists between ourselves and our limits.
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 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.
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.
The fate of two Main Street properties has been put on hold for three months.
On Monday, city lawmakers voted 4 to 1 to grant a 90-day delay on the demolition of two properties located at 101 and 103 Main Street that are now reportedly owned by the Sunflower County Ministerial Alliance.
A worldwide search for a new executive director for the Sunflower County Economic Development office has culminated in Moorhead. On Monday during a closed executive session with the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors, members of the Sunflower County Economic Development District presented former U.S.
A citywide raid smoked out nearly a dozen alleged drug offenders on Wednesday as law enforcement officials from various agencies across the state teamed up with the Indianola Police Department to take a bite out of crime.
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.
A 32-year law enforcement veteran and current Sunflower County Consolidated School District school resource officer has been arrested and charged with child molestation of a 15-year-old girl.
The final buzzer has sounded on the life of another beloved Sunflower County resident.
Sunflower County Consolidated School District teacher and basketball coach Kirk Edward Price passed away on Saturday night leaving a void that many say will be hard to fill.
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.
The town of Drew may soon get its first grocery store.
According to District 5 Supervisor Gloria Dickerson she and other community members have put forth a collaborative effort to bring the project to fruition.
Dr. Larry Nabors, President of MDCC, Leigh Lovelace, Delta Fit Director, and
Photos by Recardo Thomas
A pesky mosquito is accused of causing a four-car wreck on Second Street Tuesday. A 50-year-old Greenwood woman told police she was looking down to swat the annoying blood-sucker who was biting her leg in the cab of her truck. The next thing she knew, she had hit a parked car, she said.
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.
BILOXI — The E-T won nine first-place awards — far more than any year in the past decade — in the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.
Staff Reporter Recardo Thomas led the way with five firsts, including in key writing categories like best investigative story and planned series.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers ended the Indianola Academy Colonels' perfect season on Saturday, with a 21-14 overtime victory.
The game, played at Jackson Academy, was forecasted to be a washout, but the rain held off until moments after Indianola failed to push the ball across from the one-yard line.
The Keep Indianola Beautiful campaign was the recent recipient of a brand new flatbed work trailer courtesy of the Keep Mississippi Beautiful affiliate. Of the 38 operations statewide, the city of Indianola was one of eight who were awarded these trailers.