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Limited office visits will begin in July for individuals on probation, parole, house arrest, or other forms of community supervision, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said this week.
The Mississippi Legislature moved with impressive speed this past weekend to change the state flag. But the hard part — the work to bring more unity to the state and especially finding ways to significantly improve the state — is going to take years and possibly decades.
Sunflower County has broken the 300 mark when it comes to COVID-19 cases.
As of Wednesday, there were 306 confirmed cases within the county.
Traveling these days just isn’t as pleasant as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, but sometimes it’s necessary.
And traveling to the funeral of one’s only brother isn’t a fun trip under any circumstances.
My wife and I spent most of the weekend on a trip to Houma, La., to attend the funeral of my brother Ralph Dunagin.
The NSA Booster Club recently held a meeting to elect officers for the coming school year. Seated are J R Scallion, Vice-President, Jimbo Dawson, President and standing is Priscilla Billhofer, Secretary/Treasurer.
Photo: Vikki Peay
Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, changes have been made to the annual YANKY72 memorial service.
The only event that will be taking place is a brief ceremony on July 10.
The goal is to bring honor to the ones that lost their lives on that day in the Mississippi Delta.
Russell Leigh Carson, 59, of Greenville, passed away June 24, 2020, at his home.
Russell was born Sept. 3, 1960, in Indianola to Luther Leigh Carson and Jessalyn Russell Carson and was raised in Baird. Russell was an avid fisherman, hunter, and cotton ginner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Beth.
Services for Christine Johnson Williams of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Williams, 96, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Byram, Miss..
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
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Planters Bank has announced several local promotions.
A foul committed by some Moorhead community members a couple of weeks ago resulted in a timeout and a subsequent ejection from a short-lived basketball game.
My heart is broken....
￼My heart breaks at the world that is around me.
My heart breaks for my black brothers and sisters who are hurting.
My heart breaks for my white brothers and sisters who will not stand up for justice and what is right. My heart breaks for the police who hurt instead of protect.
The prospect of a new wellness and physical therapy center is groundbreaking news for the city of Indianola.
The Indianola Police Department announced Thursday that a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Aquavius Hines is in custody.
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.
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 purchase of a new fire truck for the town of Inverness took a slight detour on Monday after a request to switch manufacturers was submitted to, voted on and approved by the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors.
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.
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.
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