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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.
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.
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.
What to do when the hydrangeas stop flowering by July?
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.
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.
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.
With just a few short weeks to go in the 2020 Census campaign, Sunflower County's numbers seem less than impressive, and on Monday, citizen Charles Modley asked the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors to help get the word out.
Some Indianola Academy students have been learning non-stop over the summer. Pictured above are Jeff Rainey and Sallie Kate Ledbetter dissecting a pig in one of the science labs at the school.
Photo: Leigh Hargett
A 64-year-old inmate hospitalized since May at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has died.
Bobby Neil McFalls died Wednesday afternoon. He was being treated for a terminal illness, according to the Sunflower County coroner. An autopsy will be done, however, for an official cause and manner of death.
Russell Leigh Carson, 59, of Greenville, passed away June 24, 2020, at his home.
Russell was born Sept. 3, 1960, in Indianola to Luther Leigh Carson and Jessalyn Russell Carson and was raised in Baird. Russell was an avid fisherman, hunter, and cotton ginner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Beth.
A foul committed by some Moorhead community members a couple of weeks ago resulted in a timeout and a subsequent ejection from a short-lived basketball game.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Long of Indianola proudly announce the birth of their son. Lawrence Wilburn Long V on April 27, 2020 at Woman’s Hospital in Jackson.
Lawrence weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 19¼ inches long.
He is welcomed by his sister, Mary Critz Long, age 3.
A former Marine Raider, who is making his way across the country on bicycle, made sure that the YANKY 72 monument in Itta Bena was on his list of stops. Aaron Vanderbeck is on a mission to raise awareness of three Marine Raiders he feels were unjustly charged with manslaughter.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections says escaped Parchman inmate Arthur Lestrick was captured yesterday in Nashville.
Lestrick, 40, is serving a life sentence.
He was reported missing on Sunday, and a $2,500 reward was offered for information leading to his capture on Monday.
Sunflower County’s confirmed COVID-19 patients are on the rise, and some of the area’s long-term care facilities are experiencing their first cases.
As of Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 420 positive tests in Sunflower County.
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.
These days, it’s hard to find a large church that does not have a contemporary praise band.
Many, like First United Methodist Church-Indianola have separate services, an early contemporary worship gathering and a traditional one later in the morning.
A pair of events benefiting Mississippi Delta Community College’s Sunflower/Humphreys Alumni Chapter and the MDCC Athletic Department will take place over the next two weeks.
The MDCC Sunflower/Humphreys Alumni Chapter mixer will be Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Market in Inverness.
Mississippi Delta Community College plans to begin renovation of the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building this fall.
The building, which was set ablaze during an apparent December 14, 2017 arson and burglary, sustained heavy fire damage, particularly on the south side of the building.
The men of Rasberry United Methodist Church will present their first annual Black History Program, Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at Rasberry United Methodist Church, 511 Hanna St., in Indianola.
Photos by: Recardo Thomas
Indianola’s three Democratic candidates for mayor met at Gentry High School last Friday night for a forum sponsored by the Sunflower County NAACP Chapter. Incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal, Mario Robinson and Vivian Jenkins are pictured left to right.
Prayers, motivational videos, games, prizes and inspired biblical encouragement combined with great food and fellowship constitutes a winning combination.
And once again Pastor Guy Burke, First Baptist Church and other community members teamed up to provide that enriching experience for local high school football athletes.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
Indianola now has 19 new junior firefighters courtesy of the Indianola Fire Department’s Fire Academy for Kids. The children graduated Friday after completing a weeklong camp on fire safety where they were exposed to instructions on basic life saving techniques and the prevention and suppression of fires.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
Patrons of the Mid-Delta Arts Association are invited to go on an adventure to Texas’s third smallest town, Tuna, and witness some of the most colorful characters you’ve ever seen as the entire population is portrayed by two of the MDAA’s most talented actors.
Photo by: Recardo Thomas