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Head Start helping with Census

By PRESS RELEASE,

Nita Norphlet-Thompson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Head Start Association (MHSA), knows first-hand the impact thec can have on vital funding for Mississippians. Her knowledge and passion have inspired Head Start in Mississippi to help make sure thousands more Mississippians are counted in the 2020 census.



Parchman inmate escapes

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.


Monuments, flags are Mississippi’s “lost cause?”

By SADE TURNIPSEED GUEST COLUMNIST,

The long-ago Lost Cause for which the American Civil War was fought is embedded in Mississippi’s official state flag.

This serves as a constant reminder to many residents that the battle ain’t over, in America. As a quick refresher, the Civil War was fought in this country from April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865.




Reeves' next wave of restrictions to impact Sunflower County

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Sunflower County is one of 13 that will soon be under stricter social distancing guidelines.

According to Gov. Tate Reeves, he will sign an executive order that will restrict the number of people gathering indoors in Sunflower County, and 12 other counties, to 10 people, and he will restrict outdoor gatherings to 20 or fewer.


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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.








Loved ones remember young woman shot and killed last Friday

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

On Friday, April 10, Alberta Garner’s life was cut short just before dawn after shots rang out on Garrard Avenue in Indianola.

Gardner is the city’s second female victim of gunfire this year, and according to police reports, she is likely the second innocent bystander to be killed in Indianola since March.


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Dunagin: Orange T-shirts and red corduroys

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

Things worked out better for that Florida kid who was bullied for wearing a make-shift Tennessee Vols T-shirt to school than they did for me and my red corduroy jeans.

Laura Snyder, the fourth grader’s teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Altamonte Springs, Fla., posted the story on Facebook about the Tennessee-obsessed student.






Elvoid Lakes III

Mr. Elvoid Lakes III went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 12, 2019.

Mr. Lakes was born and raised in Ruleville and spent most of his adult life in Maryland – primarily Upper Marlboro and Beltsville.



Distance learning

Many students have already adapted to distance learning during the shelter-in-place period. Nevaeh Odell, a first grade student at Ruleville Central Elementary is pictured above learning in her home school environment. Odell, 7, is the daughter of Annie Price.

Submitted Photo


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