Shirley Hawkins Showah, 81, of Indianola, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at South Sunflower County Hospital.
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After picking up three basketball victories in as many attempts this past week the Gentry High Rams are now in the midst of a five game run of road trips.
This elongated group of away games got its start Tuesday night at Grenada High School. Once there, the 7-1 Rams claimed a 71-63 decision over the Chargers.
In their continuing effort to better serve the citizens of Sunflower County and the surrounding area, individual members, as well as the Sunflower County Search & Rescue squad as a whole, are continually striving to improve.
Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg and Mississippi policy makers are poles apart philosophically, but they have one thing in common.
They don’t mind taxing the poor, although it is for different reasons.
During the most recent meeting of the Indianola Board of Aldermen, Police Chief Edrick Hall made a plea to the city fathers for better pay for his officers so he can hire more personnel and better maintain a fully-staffed workforce. “We’re short,” Hall said.
The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Jasmine Williams. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in healthcare, with a dream of becoming a physical therapist. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling. She is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
I’ll miss Steve Holland in the Legislature.
I’ve never lived in his Northeast Mississippi legislative district, and, to my recollection, never even met the man. But I’ve enjoyed his colorful quotes over the years, and most of the time I agreed with how he voted.
It’s been a little over a year since Entergy announced plans to build a 350,000 solar panel facility on a 1,000-acre site in northern Sunflower County.
If a lifetime of covering sports in Mississippi has taught me anything, it has taught me this: There's never really a good time to play LSU or Alabama in football.
Most of the time, the Tigers and Crimson Tide will have bigger, faster, more talented players than you do. They will have more of them, too.
Services for Jimmy L. Douglas of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.
Mr. Douglas, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at South Sunflower County Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.
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.
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.
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.
Join GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi on May 16 at 7 p.m. for A Conversation With GRAMMY® winners, William Ferris and David Evans, on Voices of Mississippi sponsored by Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Miss.
Journey 2019: MacNealy-Gonzales talks living in the Virgin Islands, being affected by two Category 5 hurricanesBy 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.
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.
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.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
Entergy is in the process of trimming trees as part of their effort to enhance electrical service reliability, and some Indianola residents are not happy about the manner in which it’s being done.
Some say they want the electrical service provider to leave their trees alone.