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Five-minute meeting’s minutes raise controversy

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

There was an issue with getting all of the minutes from previous meetings approved during Monday night's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting, which featured a combined agenda because, of late, the city leaders have been experiencing some difficulty in coming together to vote on items due to a lack of a quorum.





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Sales tax holiday begins Friday

Mississippi’s sales tax holiday is less than 24 hours away.

This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and will end at midnight on Saturday.

For those 24 hours, sales tax is not due on articles of clothing, footwear or school supplies if the sales price of a single item is less than $100.


A new level of care: Bellipanni continues her calling in the air as a flight nurse

By THE E-T,

Elizabeth Bellipanni always wanted to become a nurse.

After graduating from Indianola Academy, she did just that, coming back home to work at South Sunflower County Hospital in her hometown.

Earlier this year, however, she took her profession to a new level, becoming a flight nurse.



Aldermen figure out how to storm out of Zoom meeting

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The Indianola Board of Aldermen's meeting suffered a lapse on Monday night after a decision to add a presentation to the agenda from Tennessee-based Collier Insurance Company was vetoed by Mayor Steve Rosenthal prompting three of the aldermen to announce their intent to leave the Zoom video conferencing session.


Desmond “Joe Willie” Coleman

Graveside services for Desmond “Joe Willie” Coleman of Jonesboro, Georgia, formerly of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Lawrence Church Cemetery, located at 349 Hwy. 49 South, Caile.

Mr. Coleman, 44, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at Piedmont Henry Hospital, McDonough, Ga.



Bernice Matthews

Graveside services for Bernice Matthews of Indianola were at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12 at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Matthews, 77, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements.



Alderman raises question over legality of lease-purchase agreement for fire truck

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

On Monday night, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted yes to a resolution regarding a lease-purchase agreement for the purpose of financing the city's new fire truck at a cost of around $400,000.

Mayor Steve Rosenthal said, "I'm hoping this is one of the last steps on getting this financing done."



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Dunagin: Donald Trump is not so conservative

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

There was no shortage of self-styled “pro-Trump conservatives” in this month’s Mississippi Republican primaries.

Not every candidate in every race ran a television advertisement including Donald  Trump’s picture or a pledge to stand by the president in protecting the border and Mississippi values, but quite a few did.




Sunflower County crew helps save woman, daughter from water

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

A Yazoo City woman and her daughter are alive today because of the help of several strangers, including four from Sunflower County.

Jackie Jenkins, Jack Jenkins, Connor Moore and Seth Todd were looking to unwind last week by doing some fishing on the coast, but that would not be their first experience in the water that day.





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Candidates meet in public forum

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.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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.






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