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.
In a press release dated January 8, Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton announced the death of another inmate at the state penitentiary at Parchman; however, Burton stated that this latest loss of life was not due to murder.
Sunflower County Circuit Clerk, Carolyn Hamilton recently spoke with the Lions Club about the various duties and services her office provides. She spoke about learning to become a true community servant while working for the former Circuit Clerk Sammy Ely. She began working with Mr.
Sunflower County held its swearing in ceremony on Monday and 14 incumbents and newly elected officials took the oath of office for their respective positions.
North Sunflower Academy second grader Addy DeBower treated several of the linemen working in the northern part of the county to restore power to breakfast one morning this week to show her appreciation for the work they have been doing since a Saturday morning storm knocked over dozens of light poles and cut power to most people in that area fo
Double Quick Inc., a Mississippi leader in convenience stores, gasoline, and fast food is supporting educational achievement in Sunflower County by donating $2500.00 in gas cards to the Sunflower County Freedom Project.
A Thursday night forum addressing the rise in the number of violent homicides in Indianola in 2019 received widespread community support and Police Chief Edrick Hall, who called for the public round-table, said he was pleasantly surprised at the turnout.
Indianola Lodge No. 450, F. & A. M. launched celebrations of their 120th Anniversary with the installation of officers for the Masonic Year on January 4. Officers from T. J. Catchings Lodge No. 394 in Inverness and Thomas Gaddis Lodge No. 379 in Hollandale were also installed in this Joint Installation Ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Daniels of Indianola announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Anna Daniels of Indianola, to Donald Alexander Sykes of Indianola. The prospective bride-groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Glenn Sykes of Indianola.
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.
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.
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.