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.
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Sixty-four years ago this month, 14-year-old Emmett Till was transported uninterrupted across the Tallahatchie and Sunflower County line, and hours later, his deceased body was taken back to the Tallahatchie River where Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam later admitted they disposed of his lifeless body.
100 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL AND PERSONAL; Forrest G. Cooper, lawyer, attended Federal Court in Clarksdale this week. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Duncan of Inverness were Indianola visitors this week.
Photo by Kiara Williams
The late Davion “Dee” McClain’s legacy will be strong for years to come in Indianola.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
Fred’s Pharmacy in Indianola is closing.
Back in February, they had 586 stores in 15 states.
Today, they have 80.
Their leadership thought the Walgreen’s and Rite Aid merger was going to boost their bottom line with more stores.
In less than a week, voters across the state will hopefully race to the polls in large numbers to cast their votes in the 2019 party primary elections and Sunflower County election officials are gearing up because the local ballot will be chock-full with some incumbents going up against a field of hopefuls.
Lately there seems to be an uptick in attendance and participation at events around Indianola.
Hundreds of people have come out to events this summer like the Juneteenth Festival, which was held in mid-June and the revamped farmer’s market.
The July murder of a pretty Ole Miss coed is eerily similar to one that occurred about 33 years ago when the daughter of a couple who then lived in Magnolia was sexually assaulted and slain in her off-campus apartment in Oxford.
Most times in Mississippi’s local elections, the Democratic primaries draw more votes than Republican.
Although that was the case on Tuesday night in Sunflower County, the Republican party did have a showing. Here’s how some of the local elections turned out.
100 YEARS AGO,
Our paper was presented a large white fleecy boll of cotton this week by Mrs. Shaw who lives just North of town. She is generally known as “Aunt Patty” and is a progressive farmer. She manages her farm in its entirety and when Aunt Patty cracks the whip, everything in the place must move
The Indian Bayou Arts & Eats Festival was a great success this year.
This was my first year to be fully involved in the morning’s festivities. Last year, my wife had just given birth to my youngest, Sarah, and I was home most of the morning.
This past Saturday, I took the family up to The Great Ruleville Roast.
We had a birthday party to attend for my niece and nephew in Yazoo City that afternoon, so we did the morning shift.
Things were just getting started, so there weren’t a lot of families walking around just before 9 a.m.
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.
Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.
The fate of two Main Street properties has been put on hold for three months.
On Monday, city lawmakers voted 4 to 1 to grant a 90-day delay on the demolition of two properties located at 101 and 103 Main Street that are now reportedly owned by the Sunflower County Ministerial Alliance.
A worldwide search for a new executive director for the Sunflower County Economic Development office has culminated in Moorhead. On Monday during a closed executive session with the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors, members of the Sunflower County Economic Development District presented former U.S.
North Sunflower Academy crowned its 2018 homecoming queen last Friday.
Senior Amber Whatley was crowned by NSA Headmaster Janet Ray prior to the game.
Pictured above are seniors Carson Robinette, Whatley and Avery Whatley.
Photo by Vikki Peay
A citywide raid smoked out nearly a dozen alleged drug offenders on Wednesday as law enforcement officials from various agencies across the state teamed up with the Indianola Police Department to take a bite out of crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was the play that changed Indianola Academy’s season.
The game-winning overtime touchdown pass lobbed into the end zone on second down by Starkville Academy running back Taylor Arnold sent the otherwise undefeated Colonels home from Jackson Academy with their only loss of the season on Nov. 18.
The first in a series of seven countywide town hall-type meetings to chronicle the views of community members regarding the Sunflower County Consolidated School District facilities and future directions, was held on Monday night at the First United Baptist Church in Indianola.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers ended the Indianola Academy Colonels' perfect season on Saturday, with a 21-14 overtime victory.
The game, played at Jackson Academy, was forecasted to be a washout, but the rain held off until moments after Indianola failed to push the ball across from the one-yard line.
On Saturday, TeamPositive Ministries hosted “The Back To School Bash 2017” in Indianola at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.
Executive Director Philander R. Williams said they were able to bless the youth of the Delta with more than 375 backpacks or drawstring bags and school supplies thanks to donations from some amazing people.
Local artist Bobby Whalen is literally making history.
In conjunction with The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, he has been commissioned by the Museum of Mississippi History to produce several panels of original artwork that will be on display in one of their “breakout galleries” called “The Soul of the State.”
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.