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John Willard “Bill” Stowers, Jr. was born March 28, 1932 to John Willard Stowers Sr. and Willie Hamilton Stowers in Itta Bena. He passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 of natural causes.
The start of the 2020 baseball season is now just days away for the Gentry High Rams.
In fact, next Tuesday represents the scheduled opening day for the Rams and third year Head Coach Timothy Holmes has five returning starters to lean on as the season begins.
Sue Kathy Upchurch Griffin, 72, of Inverness, passed to her eternal heavenly home after a long, courageous fight with multiple health issues on Feb. 13, 2020.
The topic of keys unlocked a debate between Sheriff James Haywood and District 1 Supervisor Glenn Donald on Tuesday during the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors’ meeting.
Donald “Sonny” Hampton, age 80, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at North West Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Mr. Hampton was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and per his wishes he will be buried at sea with military rites.
He was born April 27, 1939 to Clarence and Lula Worley Hampton and lived in Drew.
Brenda Michelle McCarty Lee, 45, of Indianola passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
The South Carolina company that plans to close this year on the Indianola-based Double Quick convenience store chain has been on a torrid growth trajectory since February of last year.
Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.
He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Jeremy Jack of Belzoni spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the latest in agricutlural technology. Jack is the owner of Silent Shade Planting Co. Jack, pictured left, was the guest of Rotarian Jim Robertson (right).
Photo: Bryan Davis
Note: The following is a release from Entergy
Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day event held Saturday, February 1 at Gentry High School in Indianola from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Mississippi Delta Community College’s Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to allow the college to begin offering academic courses at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Indianola is one of over 40 communities to recently receive 5-G level Internet speeds, according to C-Spire.
The Sunflower Rural Health Clinic in Ruleville has been named one of the top rural health clinics in the nation.
North Sunflower Medical Center’s Sunflower Rural Health Clinic received a Lilypad award, according to a release by NSMC this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roscoe Barnes III lives his life with one foot in journalism and the other foot in ministry.
The Indianola native and current Wilkinson County resident has been writing since he was in the U.S. Army, where he served as a chaplain’s assistant during the early 1980s.
The Indianola police department is soliciting the public’s help in finding a missing 17-year-old girl.
Andrea Davis has been missing from her Indianola home since March 10 and reportedly may have left the state.
Photo by Charlie Smith
Meet Your Teacher Event
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District is holding “Meet Your Teacher” events at each of the schools. Parents and students can meet their new teachers and also familiarize themselves with the environment:
nCarver Elementary is planning two “Meet Your Teacher” events.
The Enterprise-Tocsin has announced the hiring of its new publisher.
Yazoo City native Bryan Davis took over the Indianola publication this month, after former publisher Charlie Smith left to lead the paper in Columbia, Miss.
Mississippi Valley State University has its new leader, and it is a familiar face.
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced Dr. Jerryl Briggs will officially take the helm of the university moving forward.
The Gentry High School Class of 1982 recently celebrated 35 years since graduation with a reunion.
Indianola physician Katherine Fokakis Patterson has been elected president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).
Patterson was elected to the post at the group’s annual meeting in July, according to a release by the group.