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It’s Now six months since COVID-19 became a household word. Let’s breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn’t anything as bad as the Spanish Flu of 1918.
The Spanish Flu death rate was 6,300 people per million, mainly young adults in the prime of life.
What to do when the hydrangeas stop flowering by July?
100 YEARS AGO,
J. A. RICHARDSON, EDITORIAL: Pay no attention to the miserable poverty plan by Southern. If they are not competent businessmen, let them step aside so capable men can take charge.
LOCAL NEWS: Dr. Wasson of Moorhead was in town Monday for business before the Board of Supervisors.
On Thursday, June 18 a few local members from Gentry High School’s Golden Class of 1970 decided to don their souvenir golden caps and gowns for a photo shoot at their alma mater.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
Indianola police reported no arrests this week.
In other calls,
On Thursday at 2:57 p.m., a 53-year-old Oak Street man said someone stole his identity in order to receive unemployment funds.
Alex Deason, who in his first year as Indianola Academy’s girls soccer coach took the team to a state title win, was the recipient of the school’s coach of the year award.
Mississippi’s representatives in Washington are leading the charge in seeking relief for rural hospitals that are affected more every day by the coronavirus.
Exactly 50 years ago, Judge W.C. Keady issued a new desegregation plan for the Sunflower County School System.
According to a front-page article in the June 25, 1970 edition of The Enterprise-Tocsin, the plan laid out the geographic territory of the district.
Richardson Gram Pantin, 17, passed away Sunday morning, June 14, 2020 in Cleveland.
A community-wide worship service planned for this Sunday night has been postponed.
Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases within the community, the pastors who organized the Unity Worship Night that was slated to take place at the Sunflower County Courthouse have decided not to have the service.
Several Indianola pastors are looking forward to an evening of worship for the entire community at the end of the month. A city-wide worship service is planned for Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m. on the south lawn of the Sunflower County Courthouse.
Sunflower County’s total confirmed COVID-19 patients are fast approaching the 400 mark.
A recent surge sent the count over 300 just before The E-T’s press deadline last week.
More important than the 372 count at the end of the July 4th weekend was the fact that the county saw its eighth death from COVID-19.
They are both almost equal, except one was long ago and one is in the 21st century.
Sodom and Gomorrah might have a slight edge over Moorhead, but not much. Sodom and Gomorrah was a place where everything goes, so is Moorhead.
The deadline for House committees to report Senate bills occurred on Tuesday evening. Any Senate bills that did not make it out of committees died. Throughout the rest of the week, the House met to discuss bills that survived the deadline. Representatives passed over forty Senate bills, including the following:
Jeneanne Story, 86 of Indianola, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
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 Thursday “Tune in to Black History” series at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center kicked off on Thursday with the African American Art exhibit featuring art students from Gentry High School.
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.