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Brown & Associates to administer municipal drug court grants

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

At the November 25 Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting, the city leaders approved a request made by Dr. Adrian Brown (Ph.D) and Municipal Court Judge Kuykendall Horne-Murry to employ Brown & Associates, Inc., to serve as the administrator for the acquired grants associated with the new Indianola Municipal Drug Court.




Entry error led to incorrect farmland tax assessment, board attorney says

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

In a special call session of the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors on November 26, Attorney Johnny McWilliams informed the county lawmakers that a data entry error resulted in incorrect farmland values being entered into the tax assessor/collector computers for processing.



Voices from our future: There’s hope for those who are bullied

By KAITLIN FRISON GUEST COLUMNIST,

Editor’s Note: Voices From Our Future is a new column open to any school-age youth in Sunflower County who would like to express themselves and their opinions in The E-T.

If you have never been a victim of bullying you do not have a clue. 

Bullying is a topic that I am very passionate about.

Why? 


So many things to be thankful for

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Cognitive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that “states that thoughts, feelings and behavior are all connected, and that individuals can move toward overcoming difficulties and meeting their goals by identifying and changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking, problematic behavior, and distressing emotional responses,” according to Wikipedia.




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Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.

Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.



Journey 2019: MacNealy-Gonzales talks living in the Virgin Islands, being affected by two Category 5 hurricanes

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Brittany MacNealy-Gonzales always wanted to live on the beach.

More specifically, she always wanted to live on an island, but by the time she entered her late twenties, the Inverness native was living in Nashville working for a nonprofit.



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Best seats in the house

The $250K renovation to The Brindley Theater is starting to take shape, as the cast and crew of the anticipated spring performance of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are hard at work on the stage. The theater’s new chairs, a major component of the renovation, arrived last week and have been installed.




South Sunflower County Hospital celebrates $9.5M expansion

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

South Sunflower County Hospital is making new history.
Last Friday, the community gathered on the grounds outside of the newly-renovated hospital to finally cut the ribbon on its $9.5 million renovation and expansion.
“This facility has come a long ways,” said hospital administrator Courtney Phillips.





Confirmed: Tito Jackson to headline B.B. King Homecoming Festival June 2

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Photo: Tito Jackson and his backing group, The B.B. King Blues Band, announce their tour in Indianola at the B.B. King Blues Museum in October (Photo by Marcus Johnson).

When Tito Jackson was ready to announce his current tour with the B.B. King Blues Band, he chose to make that announcement in Indianola.




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Sports

Now 4-3 on the young basketball season, the Gentry High Lady Rams will be hitting the road again... READ MORE

Obituaries

Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

Breaking News

A Friday night shooting in Indianola has resulted in the death of one man and the suspected... READ MORE