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Earnestine Mosley

Graveside services for Earnestine Mosley of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with Elder Elijah Walker officiating.

Mrs. Mosley, 87, died Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



COVID changes – not for the good in most cases

By BY MARK H. STOWERS COLUMNIST,

Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!

I remember the first COVID-19 day, kind of. It was surreal and governors across America shut down their states. Some sooner than others, some with far reaching power that gets folks’ attention. And not always for the good. I work at home so being sequestered didn’t seem to be that big of deal to me.




Eddie B. Spiller

Graveside services for Eddie B. Spiller of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Spiller, 72, died Friday, May 22, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





C Spire offers free public safety data priority service for emergency first responders’ critical mobile data communications

By PRESS RELEASE,

With the official start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season this week, C Spire is offering a free public safety data priority service designed to help local and state emergency first responders send and receive critical mobile data communications during a crisis or natural disaster.


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NSA graduates K-5

Seated in the K-5 graduating class are Sarah Burt, Azana Gentry and Mary Lynn Cooper. Standing are Mamie Kent, Ava Stewart, Karlee Bradley and Laken Lawrence. In back is teacher Jessy Goodin.

Photo: Vikki Peay


Heroes work here

The banner is now up at South Sunflower County Hospital, provided by First Baptist Church of Indianola, Andy Daniels, State Farm Agent and Family Dental Care, the sign pays tribute to the front line heroes working at the hospital.

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Infection Control Nurse Ashley Williams has been the go-to person at NSMC during the pandemic

By BY MARK H. STOWERS FOR THE E-T,

When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, information was everywhere. Some from reliable sources but much was not. At North Sunflower Medical Center, it’s Ashley Williams’ job as Infection Control Nurse to sift through the reliable source info and get it in the hands of those who need it.



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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.


Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

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.





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Candidates meet in public forum

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.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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.






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