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“I’m running out of people”: Sheriff says COVID-19 taking toll on deputies and staff, supervisors want more fines issued

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Sheriff James Haywood said on Monday that the COVID-19 crisis is causing him to run out of people.

In a Sunflower County Board of Supervisors meeting, he presented two individuals as new hires and elaborated on some of the circumstances that are affecting his workforce.



Vance’s Citgo under new ownership: After over three decades in business, Larry Vance has sold the store and it will be called Quick 7

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After more than 31 years in business, Larry Vance is calling it quits. Although he is retiring, the conspicuous, convenience store will remain open there on the corner of U.S. Highway 82 and Moody Street.




“I’ve been playing every single day”:Van Cleve finds time for golf, playing independent league ball during busy summer

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Ben Van Cleve is not one to stay still for long.

The former Indianola Academy and Northwest Mississippi Community College star had quickly made a name for himself on the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team before the college season was brought to a screeching halt due to COVID-19 back in April.




Dunagin: Politics go national these days

By CHARLIE DUNAGIN COLUMNIST,

The phrase “all politics are local” is most commonly attributed to former U.S. House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, D-Massachusetts.

It’s a catchy saying, but it isn’t necessarily so, especially in this day of instant communication through social media and out-of-state political action groups helping fund state candidates.



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Reeves' next wave of restrictions to impact Sunflower County

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Sunflower County is one of 13 that will soon be under stricter social distancing guidelines.

According to Gov. Tate Reeves, he will sign an executive order that will restrict the number of people gathering indoors in Sunflower County, and 12 other counties, to 10 people, and he will restrict outdoor gatherings to 20 or fewer.








B.B. King Museum reopens to crowd

The B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center opened its doors for the first time since March this week. Voted the state’s best tourist attraction by USAToday readers in 2018, the museum is Sunflower County’s biggest tourist attraction, consistently drawing over 25,000 visitors a year.


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Cops & Robbers

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Saturday at 6:29 p.m., Barbara Ann Cattlidge, 51, and Demetrius Ross, 44, both of 311 Mill St., were arrested and charged with simple domestic violence after officers were called to their home about a domestic dispute for the third time within an hour.





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Girl Scouts adopt highway

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.










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