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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.
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.
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.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has joined Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and others calling on federal health agencies to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced that 72 counties in Mississippi with tax-exempt, federal property will receive $2.32 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments for 2020.
Graveside services for Frank Collins of Indianola will be at 12 noon Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jackie Simpson officiating.
Mr. Collins, 53, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo.
The Sunflower County Library System presents the 2020 Summer Library Program.
A discussion during Monday's Sunflower County Board of Supervisors' meeting will hopefully help everyone keep in step with the required protocols for using the courthouse facility and grounds in the future.
Legislature Dedicates $275M in Federal COVID-19 Funds to Rural Broadband, Distance Learning ProgramsBy PRESS RELEASE,
Rural broadband expansion and K-12 distance learning initiatives will receive almost a fourth of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, under a package appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature. Mississippi received $1.25 billion in unallocated federal aid to soften the pandemic’s health and economic blow to the State.
The start of the 2020 football season for Mississippi Delta Community College will get off to a later start than usual, but the Trojans are still set for an eight-game slate in the upcoming season.
Services for Christine Johnson Williams of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Williams, 96, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Byram, Miss..
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
For the ones of us that have seen our earthly fathers go and be with the Lord we probably understand the magnitude that each one touched our life. I can remember my dad inspiring me with words of wisdom when I played sports, when I tried doing something new and when I was down and out.
100 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL NEWS: Mr. Tenhet of Belzoni has purchased the picture show and is having it fitted up in splendid style. Mr. D. St. Clair, an experienced and competent picture show man will be in charge and this guarantees Indianola will have one of the best in the Delta.
The number of COVID-19 cases statewide hit a one-day record of 611 on Tuesday.
While that number continues to climb both locally and on a statewide level, healthcare officials are urging all to be diligent in taking preventative measures like wearing masks in public and social distancing to avoid the spread of the virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 Good Friday service held at Mount Beulah Baptist Church brought together another great collection of speakers as each briefly touched upon the last seven sayings of Christ from the cross.
Dr. Larry Nabors, President of MDCC, Leigh Lovelace, Delta Fit Director, and