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There is a massive B.B. King tribute concert planned for New York City in mid-February, and tickets are going on sale soon.
Blackbird Presents and The Capitol Theatre, along with the B.B. King estate announced the two-night event, The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King for Feb. 16-17.
Indianola is looking to rebound its image in 2020.
A committee of citizens and business owners, which has been convening with Indianola Chamber Main Street since 2019 is launching an anti-littering campaign this month.
Slam Dunk the Junk will be the year-long theme of this quality of life initiative.
After a lengthy discussion on Monday night, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3-1 to accept the recommendations made by Judge Kuykendall Horne-Murry with regard to hiring persons to fill four key positions in the forthcoming Indianola Drug Court.
A rash of severe storms early Saturday morning that brought down trees and power lines, which caused widespread power outages across the northern end of the county, prompted the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors to hold a special meeting on Monday to issue an emergency proclamation.
Having just completed a three-game string of Region 3-4A basketball contests, the Gentry High Rams will now briefly go outside regional play.
Owning a 16-3, 3-1 record, the Rams will travel to Amanda Elzy High of Greenwood tonight for the first of the three 7 p.m. contests to be played this next week.
It was a tough week of Region 3-4A basketball for the Gentry High Lady Rams.
After suffering a pair of regional losses this past week, the Gentry High Lady Rams basketball team will now go outside regional play for a short period of time.
Services for Johnnie B. Jones Sr. of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.
Mr. Jones, 85, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.
There was no drama in a day filled of repetitive speeches leading up to the foreordained impeachment this week of President Donald Trump by the U.S. House of Representatives.
There probably will be more of the same in the Senate, where it’s also foreordained that Trump will be acquitted by the Republican majority.
Indianola police answered the following calls,
On January 7 at 7 p.m., a 33-year-old North Fendason Road, Hammond, Louisiana woman said her 16-year-old son refuses to obey or follow any instruction when asked to do something. The woman said the boy also refuses to stay at home and he's using illegal substances.
Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer paid a special visit to Indianola last Friday. Hyer made her appearance at Planters Bank’s Catchings Ave. branch, speaking to dozens of local kids and visiting with the community in the lobby afterward.
The Gentry High Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is T’Rossi Terrell Pernell. The junior Moorhead native wants to pursue politics or education once he graduates from high school, with a dream job of being president of the United States or a mathematician.
Residents in Drew are happy now that the major work on Park Avenue is completed and traffic has reopened on the main thoroughfare. The project had been stalled this summer due to unexpected issues after the original pavement was torn up. It was put on hold, as crews waited for more funding to correct those issues and complete the street.
Inverness Elementary School Principal Brenda Singleton and Secretary Elizabeth Steen accept the gifts and toys from Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department Payroll Clerk Brandi Howard and Deputy Felecia Jordan who traveled the length of the county distributing the donations for students who otherwise might not have a joyous Christmas.
It’s a wonderful Wednesday night January 15, 2020, and after a blistering-boiling bubble bath minus the bubbles, based on a bargain brand bar of soap, I’m chillin in my boxers feasting on a balled-fisted beef smoked sausage sandwich, with a bowl of barbecue baked beans.
Despite The E-T’s call for a cease-fire on New Year’s Eve, some folks inside the city limits in Indianola apparently fired off a couple of extra shots in response to our New Year’s challenge. These shell casings were found by one of our readers at the Scout Hut on Jan. 1.
On Tuesday December 3, the College Recruitment Team from Mississippi Delta Community College came in to educate the B.B. King Museum’s AllStars on preparing for College. They discussed scholarships, financial aid, and ways to continue their arts and musical talents in college.
Former students of Indianola Kids University Day Care Center gathered for a kind of reunion during the recent Christmas holidays. Director Mary McFarland said, “These students got their beginnings (here). They have gone on to various colleges and pursuing various careers.”
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.
Photos by: Recardo Thomas
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.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
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