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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


Johnnie B. Jones Sr.

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.



James Ronell Leach

Services for James Ronell Leach will be held at 12 noon Saturday at Burton Funeral Home.

Mr. Leach, age 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.







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Hall previews community forum

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.








Florida Mae Henderson

Florida Mae Henderson, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 in Phoenix, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Baptist Grove Church, with repast immediately following at the Annie Strong Center, both in Sunflower.


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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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.







Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

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.


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MAIS addresses final plays at state title game, will advocate replay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.


Community gathers for first of many meetings on school facilities

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The first in a series of seven countywide town hall-type meetings to chronicle the views of community members regarding the Sunflower County Consolidated School District facilities and future directions, was held on Monday night at the First United Baptist Church in Indianola.









Whalen, local landmark to play role in museums opening

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Local artist Bobby Whalen is literally making history.
In conjunction with The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, he has been commissioned by the Museu­­m of Mississippi History to produce several panels of original artwork that will be on display in one of their “breakout galleries” called “The Soul of the State.”


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Sports

Momentum is a powerful item to take into a big game. Or into a string of big games.

Obituaries

Gordon Dale Mitchell, 72, of Doddsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Merit Health... READ MORE

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