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During Tuesday's Sunflower County Board of Supervisors meeting, Emergency Management Director Denny Evans reported that as it relates to the recent heavy rainfalls in the county, only one home, in the town of Sunflower, was infiltrated with water.
The future of the Indianola Academy Colonels basketball season will be put on the line at 7:45 tonight.
With this trip to Central Holmes Christian School in Lexington, the 1-21 Colonels will open their North 3A State Tournament play against Marshall Academy of Holly Springs.
The Thomas E. Edwards Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball teams will be playing in the first round of the 3A playoffs tonight and tomorrow.
The Lady Tigers will host Booneville tonight at 6 p.m., and the boys team will play host to Nettleton on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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.
A new business is coming to Indianola after the city leaders voted unanimously at its January 13 Board of Aldermen meeting to allow resident Calvin Moton to construct a barbershop on the corner of Roosevelt Street and Garrard Avenue.
Indianola Chamber Main Street will host its first business after hours event of 2020.
The Chamber will host the event at its offices next Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6-7 p.m.
Mississippi Today recently published an in-depth look at the state’s restitution centers, or at least as in-depth as reporters can get without being let inside the four facilities, including one in Greenwood.
Several Delta legislators have come together and have presented a multi-step plan to address issues at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Note: The following is a press release from C-Spire
100 YEARS AGO,
The Senator from Mississippi, John Sharp Williams is disgusted and will not accept another term in the Senate. Tis a pity! He is the last of the Planter Statesmen as he is hailed and the last of the noble kind.
Another inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was found deceased over the weekend in an apparent suicide.
Mississippi House Speaker Phillip Gunn said recently that “Corrections is the most pressing issue we have now.”
Governor Tate Reeves said in his inauguration address “it means cleaning up corrections—to provide for the safety of our citizens and the human dignity of all within the system.”
After months of intense planning Mississippi Valley State University’s (MVSU) professor Dr. C. Sade Turnipseed and her public history students, led by 17-year old Brian Diyaolu, were given approval by the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors to place a historical marker commemorating the historic stance taken by Mrs.
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.
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