JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Radon Program is partnering with the Mississippi Public Library System to offer free radon home test kits to Mississippi residents.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi.
William Bynum Jr., 57, was among 17 people arrested during the weekend in the Jackson suburb of Clinton, according to Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
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On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, Fighting Okra Records (F.O.R.), a student-run record label on the campus of Delta State University, will announce the signing of their next artist, The Vicious Vic. F.O.R. will celebrate the announcement on Monday in the H.L. Nowell Student Union at 12 PM with a public signing and a performance by The Vicious Vic.
Huey Townsend, Chairman of the Board of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, today announced that Hunt Campbell and Tyrone Burroughs have both been elected Directors at the Belzoni-based bank.
Indianola Chamber Main Street held its first Business After Hours event of 2020 at the Chamber office last Thursday. Pictured, Randy Randall talks about the Chamber’s new anti-littering campaign, Slam Dunk the Junk. Alan Silverblatt and others look over old newspaper clippings of past Chamber news.
Photos: Recardo Thomas
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.
At Monday night's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting, the city lawmakers voted unanimously to approve a proposal by city worker Braden Little to establish a “trash division” within the city’s public works department.
The postseason has now begun.
Taking a 23-5 basketball record into Wednesday night’s clash with Clarksdale High School, the Gentry High Rams were also taking their first step into the 2019-20 state playoff competition.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
On January 21 at 11:17 a.m., April Hancock, 48, 500 Grand Ave., was arrested and charged with shoplifting after a Shoppers Value Foods employee said she stole a $3 pack of Johnsonville sausages and a $4 pack of hog head cheese.
Mid-Delta Arts Association is adding an extra performance for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Tuesday March 3 is being added, due to brisk ticket sales the first week. Performances are now scheduled for February 27-29 and March 1-3. General Admission tickets go on sale Monday, February 17.
W. Dewayne Richardson, District Attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court District, comprised of Washington, Sunflower and Leflore counties, said in a release this week that offenders who have written bad checks and have not paid their fines have until March 31 to do so.
After that, arrests may follow.
The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Ariel Galloway. The senior plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration after graduation in the spring. Her dream job is to be an entrepreneur and a cosmetologist. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing. She is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss) today announced an additional $46.5 million in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding will be allocated for work on 27 projects in Mississippi, including $7.5 million to advance efforts to address Yazoo Backwater Area flooding.
Lion David Jenkins brought Howard Q. Davis as his speaker this past Wednesday. Q talked about growing up in Indianola (his family moved here when he was three) and also had some fun facts about Indianola.
It’s time city leaders and individuals alike to start taking stock in their city and its appearance, says Indianola Chamber Main Street. The organziation hosted a leadership conference last Wednesday, feturing Jeff McManus (pictured above), director of landscaping services at the University of Mississippi.
Women’s Prayer Breakfast
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, located at 617 Westside Avenue, invites all women to attend their prayer breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Evangelist Betty Green of Moorhead will be the guest speaker.
Mardi Gras Dance
On Saturday during the Eighth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch, guest speaker Dr. Barbara McDaniel-Suggs, PhD, challenged the audience to make a difference by beginning with the person in the mirror. She queried, “Where do we go from here?” and suggested that God has something for all of us to do.
Services for Georgia Mae Hibbler of Bedford Heights, Ohio will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Indianola.
Ms. Hibbler, 70, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.
A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Linn Methodist Church in Linn. Graveside services immediately followed at Linn Methodist Church Cemetery.
One of the most anticipated construction projects in recent years in Indianola is about to break ground.
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.
The basketball season is very young for the Gentry High Rams but the flow of contests will be coming at a rapid pace.
In their most recent play Tuesday night, the now 1-1 Rams made this season’s debut on their home court a positive one with a dominating 87-45 decision over Amanda Elzy High School of Greenwood.
James “Jimmy” Edwin Weems Sr. died on Jan. 28, 2020 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland due to natural causes. He was 85.
Lillian Frances “Fannie” Brumfield Elliott, 84, an almost lifelong resident of Oxford, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at her home.
The Thomas E. Edwards Lady Tigers are coming into 2019 as one of the strongest teams in 3A girls basketball. Pictured in front are Tykirra Nash, T’Kya Johnson, Kalilah Burchfield, Makaylah Turner, Kendra Womack and Jakyla Lewis. In back are Asst.
This year's Indianola Academy observance of Veterans Day was highlighted by a special tribute to a local soldier, Captain Walter Sparks, a World War II fighter pilot with roots in Inverness, and his great nephew Alan Jones of Inverness delivered the tribute.
The 2019 football season came to an end last Friday night for the North Sunflower Academy Rebels.
Suffering a 50-14 road loss to DeSoto School of West Helena, Arkansas, the now 3-7 Rebels fell to a Thunderbirds squad which improved its record to a stellar 9-1 mark.
The Indianola Academy Lady Colonels got the 2019 basketball season started by hosting a tournament in Indianola this week. Pictured above are a couple of plays from game one, a 41-38 win over Marvell. To the left, Shelby Landrum and Allie Rodgers fight a Marvell player for the ball.