Another inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was found deceased over the weekend in an apparent suicide.
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A Thursday night forum addressing the rise in the number of violent homicides in Indianola in 2019 received widespread community support and Police Chief Edrick Hall, who called for the public round-table, said he was pleasantly surprised at the turnout.
They have now picked up two consecutive first District 2-3A victories.
With those wins now in hand, the Indianola Academy Lady Colonels will continue their five game string of district games this Friday when they travel to Carroll Academy.
Baird & Stallings CPAs, PA has added two new associate partners and has promoted a longtime employee.
Webb A. Baird, CPA and Drew Daniel, CPA have been admitted as associate partners and Ray Hawkins has been promoted to senior manager.
The number of colleges and universities nationwide that confront student food insecurity continues to rise.
Indianola’s Leanne and Alan Silverblatt, owners of Young Ideas, got the experience of a lifetime on Monday night when they traveled to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the National Championship game between LSU and Clemson. LSU earned its ninth overall championship and its first in the college football playoff era.
Leslie H. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Leslie was born on February 5, 1957; two minutes after his identical twin brother. From that moment on, they were known as the “Anderson twins”.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the recapture of Dillon Dewayne Williams, an inmate who escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman apparently on Friday.
Mississippi Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in the case.
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Indianola Police Chief Edrick Hall was on hand at the Indianola Rotary Club this week, inviting members to attend what he predicts will be a standing room only community forum at the B.B. King Museum, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight. The forum is being held to address short-term solutions to Indianola’s gun violence issues.
Sunflower County’s lone representative on the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team in 2019 got some stage time in the Music City during Monday’s 38-28 Music City Bowl loss to Louisville. Timbs is pictured (second from end) top left with Mary Eliza McCarly, Mary Madaline, Tim and Phyllis Timbs.
Retired Education Personnel
The Retired Education Personnel of Sunflower County will meet at 1 p.m. TOMORROW at the Henry Seymour Library. All retirees are encouraged to attend!
The Grenada Campus of Holmes Community College held its 2019 Fall Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Corey Forum. Sunflower County residents Rhonda Prado and Victoria W. Fears were among the graduates.
Dozens of citizens showed up to last week’s community forum on violence at 6:20 that evening thinking they were getting there early enough to get a good seat.
Those folks were sadly disappointed as the crowd was already lined up outside the entry to the Gin at the B.B. King Museum.
In a press release dated January 8, Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton announced the death of another inmate at the state penitentiary at Parchman; however, Burton stated that this latest loss of life was not due to murder.
The prospect of a new wellness and physical therapy center is groundbreaking news for the city of Indianola.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delta job-seekers are encouraged to be in Cleveland on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., for a Toyota Mississippi job fair being held at the United Family Life Center at 1101 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drive.
Docia England of Greenville has been named the Good Middling Community Service Award Recipient for 2019. Docia will be recognized at the 84th Annual Delta Council Day on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) in Cleveland.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other statewide office.
A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.
Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.
Join GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi on May 16 at 7 p.m. for A Conversation With GRAMMY® winners, William Ferris and David Evans, on Voices of Mississippi sponsored by Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Miss.
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.
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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.
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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