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Ethel Anderson

Graveside services for Ethel Anderson of Indianola will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Cedric Reed officiating.

Mrs. Anderson, 55, died Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jesus is the cure


At the beginning of the year, I committed to rereading the whole Bible.

Recently, I reread Matthew 9. In Verses 1-9, a paralyzed man was brought to Jesus to be healed. The text states that after Jesus saw his faith, He said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child. Your sins have been forgiven.”

Armeil Galloway

Graveside services for Armeil Galloway of Indianola will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Joe Hodges officiating.

Mr. Galloway, 45, died Friday, March 27, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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MVSU Alumni


The Sunflower County Mississippi Valley State University Alumni Association will have a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.  You may call Emma Golden at 662-347-4761 for the number and code.  All alumni and friends of the Valley are welcome to participate in the conference call.

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Willie Williams

Graveside services for Willie Williams of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. today at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Williams, 75, died Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Williams is survived by a host of relatives and friends


SSCH part of consortium that will bring eight new family medicine residents to the Mississippi Delta


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.

Mayor: Sunflower County has first case of confirmed COVID-19


It appears that Sunflower County has its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus COVID-19. 

Few details are available but Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal confirmed the case in a Friday evening post. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health had not confirmed the case in its daily report of confirmed cases on Friday.

On The Frontlines: Dr. Hannah Ray talks COVID-19, hospital capacity and other issues


The number of official COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County rose by just two between Monday and Friday, from 11 to 13.

But Indianola physician Dr. Hannah Ray, who is literally on the frontlines locally battling the novel coronavirus, says the number of cases in the county is probably much higher.

Profile 2020: Mary Margaret White is leading Mississippi Today during journalism's digital age


Mary Margaret White has been around storytellers for most of her life.

Growing up in Drew during early childhood, she already had a knack for the written word, and as the town’s shops began to close during the 1980s and 90s, more people began to congregate at her father’s Main Street gift and appliance store.


Job fair a good case study


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.

‘I think God put me on Earth to be a helper’: Britt takes gavel as the 2019 president of Indianola Chamber Main Street


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.

Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody


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.


Livestock show a success

The 77th annual Sunflower County Livestock Show was a success. Pictured above are Crosby and Nichols McCrory wrangling a goat during last Saturday’s show. The E-T will have more pictures from the event in our upcoming Salute to Agriculture section.

Photo: Bryan Davis

Milton Brown

Services for Milton Brown of Doddsville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walker Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Doddsville.

Mr. Brown, 68, died Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Memphis.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Burial will be in Mt. Galilee Church Cemetery, Ruleville.

C.K. Garner

Services for C.K. Garner of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home’s Hayes Chapel.

Mr. Garner, 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 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.

Patricia Phillips Kirkham

Patricia Ann Phillips Kirkham, 47, departed life on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center in Bossier City, La.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at Full Gospel Apostolic Church, Indianola, under the direction of Heavenly Gates Funeral Home of Bossier City.

Get through it


For two nights, we have been without power.

I have suffered through the heat  (and anybody who knows me knows that I hate heat.

I use my A/C year-round.) I have not suffered through the heat because I have to, but because I'm trying to teach myself how to deal with less than desirable circumstances.

NSA takes first swings of 2019

The North Sunflower Academy baseball team finally got to take some swings in real game action last week, in an 11-0 loss to Pillow Academy. The Rebels are scheduled to travel to Desoto next Monday. Pictured above are Steven Chamblee and Jacob Henley during warmups at Pillow last week.

Photo: Vikki Peay



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