Patsy Lester Johnson, 77, of Indianola, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.
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There were three more deaths at Parchman over the past week, although none of them appear to be connected with the riots that started the year at the prison.
The first inmate was found deceased over the weekend, apparently by suicide.
The Tutwiler Community Education Center (TCEC) quilters will have hundreds of hand quilted items this weekend at the Annual Fiber Arts Show at the Powerhouse, 413 S. 14th.
The Vendors Market will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
They own a five-game win streak and are ranked as the fourth best 4A basketball team in the state.
Despite their recent successes and a 19-3, 4-1 record firmly in hand, the Gentry High Rams’ upcoming competition promises to remain challenging.
Thomas E. Edwards standout basketball player and Ole Miss commit Jacorriah Bracey will play in the Mississipi Association of Coaches Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Basketball Game that will be played on March 13 at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College. The girls game is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Services for Eugene Caston of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Caston, 63, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
A Homegoing Celebration for Billy Gene Cox will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Ruleville Baptist Church in Ruleville.
Leslie H. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
The close of the 2019-20 regular basketball season is drawing ever closer.
To help reach that rapidly approaching conclusion, a rash of games is scheduled to be played this next week by the Indianola Academy basketball teams.
Graveside services for Sue Cummins Grissette, 83, of Indianola, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Roundaway Baptist Church Cemetery in Doddsville with the Rev. Bob Hill officiating.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections claimed the State Penitentiary at Parchman was on lockdown last week.
The prison wasn't the only thing on lockdown, however. So was nearly the entire communications apparatus of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Updates have been sparse since the violence began last Wednesday.
The University of Mississippi has announced honors for the 2019 fall semester.
There were six local students honored.
A lingering project to construct an extended deceleration lane on the eastbound side of U.S. 82 East for semi-trucks turning into an irrigation company has hit yet another speed bump and stalled.
Classes were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday at Thomas E. Edwards Senior High, but the doors to the Ruleville school were wide open for families who needed food after strong storms knocked out the power to most of the northern part of the county last weekend.
Agents with the Mississippi State Extension Service recently held their annual luncheon for local volunteers, county and state officials. The purpose of the gathering was to share information on the various programs and activities and update the stakeholders on the progress of their programs.
Mississippi legislators received their committee appointments this week, and Sunflower County’s two representatives in the House will serve together on two committees.
District 31 State Rep. Otis Anthony and District 30 Rep. Tracey Rosebud will serve together on the Agriculture and the Corrections committees.
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Baird & Stallings CPAs, PA has added two new associate partners and has promoted a longtime employee.
Webb A. Baird, CPA and Drew Daniel, CPA have been admitted as associate partners and Ray Hawkins has been promoted to senior manager.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the recapture of Dillon Dewayne Williams, an inmate who escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman apparently on Friday.
Mississippi Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in the case.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other statewide office.
Girl Scouts Troops 30105 & 30123 partnered with the Mic Magazine on litter prevention in an effort to continue to keep the community clean in a designated area through Adopt-a-Highway. The location starts at the Capps Center and stretches for four miles west on U.S.
It all started with a name.
Carol Ann Skelton was browsing Facebook when she saw a familiar surname that caught her eye.
The name was John DeFoore Jr., a profile that showed up on her Facebook feed, recommending the man as someone Skelton might know.
Outgoing Indianola Rotary Club President Grant Phillips passed the gavel of leadership to Second Vice-President Rob Taylor during the Tuesday gathering of Rotarians at Newman Hall.
Phillips thanked the group for their support and acknowledged that it has been a learning experience for him.
Doddsville citizens will not be voting at the Health Department building for the June 26 U.S. Senate runoff election, and the change of venue will likely be permanent.
Tuesday voters will go to the Doddsville Community Center located at 144 Eastland Street.
From left, Fran Veazey, Laura Chappel Zepponi and Mae Veazey raised $124 dollars at their neighborhood lemonade stand that they chose to donate to the Hough-Dement Animal Shelter.
Another Delta police chief recently announced his resignation. Chief Albert Carter top law enforcement officer for the Inverness police forced announced his plans to leave the position and take on a new role as a Parole Probation Agent 1 at the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood.
Dr. Larry Nabors, President of MDCC, Leigh Lovelace, Delta Fit Director, and
Gentry High School Teacher and Jobs for Americas Graduates Specialist Bettye Sims-Hawkins was honored as an outstanding JAG Specialist at the 34th annual National Training Seminar held in Las Vegas July 10 to July 14.
The town of Drew may soon get its first grocery store.
According to District 5 Supervisor Gloria Dickerson she and other community members have put forth a collaborative effort to bring the project to fruition.