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.
Note: The following is a release from Entergy
Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day event held Saturday, February 1 at Gentry High School in Indianola from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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.
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.
At least one inmate from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman is presumed missing tonight, as officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections are actively counting inmates at the prison in northern Sunflower County.
Photographs that have been circulating on social media since Friday evening showing what appears to be prison-issued clothing found at a property in Bolivar County are related to the reported escape of two inmates from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Sunflower County Sheriff James Haywood described the situation at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman late Thursday as “contained” and “under control.”
This comes hours after the second inmate in as many days was killed as a result of what has been described by multiple officials as riots.
Pages from the past special: Frances Hull’s 1948 speech “When I Was Eager” to the Indianola 20th Century ClubBy FRANCES HULL LONGTIME COUMMUNITY LEADER,
Editor’s Note: This speech was written in 1948 by Frances Hull and was delivered to the Indianola 20th Century Club. The E-T is running it as a special edition of our Pages from the Past, as Charlotte Buchanan is recovering from an injury. Get well soon, Mrs. Charlotte.
The two men who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman made it all the way to Tennessee before being captured.
David May, 42, was captured just north of the Mississippi-Tennessee border on Sunday morning.
Local and county officials were at the state capitol this week for the opening of the 2020 Legislative session which include the swearing-in ceremony for many newly elected public servants.
Another inmate has died at the State Penitentiary at Parchman, which brings the statewide inmate death total to five as of Friday morning with three of the deaths at the Parchman facility.
The South’s population grew faster than any other region from 2018 to 2019, census estimates released last week show, driven by migration from colder, more expensive Northern states.
The region’s population as a group increased 0.8%: Alabama 0.2%, Tennessee 0.8%, Florida, 1.1%, Georgia 1.0% and so on.
The massive severe weather system that slammed the Southeastern United States on late Friday and Saturday certainly left its mark on the northern part of Sunflower County.
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.
Multiple businesses in the town of Drew are bearing the brunt of Park Avenue’s prolonged construction as the months go by and the cash flow begins to dry up in a place that already struggles for economic vitality.
The fertile Delta soil has kept generations of farmers busy scratching out a living.
And those that farmers rely on also bank on that rich dirt to peddle fertilizer, seed, farm implements and much more.
Delta Council President, Woods Eastland of Indianola, is pleased to announce the 84th Annual Meeting of Delta Council to be held Friday, June 7, 2019, at Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) in Cleveland, Mississippi.
An Indianola man wanted in connection with a Wednesday evening shooting that resulted in the death of one man and the hospitalization of another is now in police custody.
Shortly after noon on Monday, Chief Edrick Hall said Stephon Snipes 20, 200 Maybelle Street, turned himself in to law enforcement officers.
Brittany Davis-Green and Beunkka Davis are looking to build a dynasty.
The two sisters, who are former Gentry High School graduates, are first generation college graduates.
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.
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.
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.