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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Gov. Tate Reeves has issued an executive order cheat sheet that is designed to help provide guidance to establishments and employers, while a lot of the state continues to operate under enhanced restrictions, due to COVID-19.
I remember a time in the 1970s when I heard my wife and her sister sing a song called “Because He Lives” in our small, country church. With the melodious alto voice of my wife and the strong soprano voice of her sister the song radiated throughout the congregation with tremendous harmony.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County, along with deaths and long-term care facility outbreaks continue to rise.
As of Wednesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 854 positive patients in Sunflower County, with 17 deaths related to the virus.
The city of Indianola is trying to bench some roundballers.
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.
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.
Mississippi Delta Community College alumnae Alice Williams, AnnTimbs and Brenda Grubb, wearing their Amazing Grace masks, present 215 masks to Dr. Tyrone Jackson, President of MDCC. The ladies previously made 154 masks for the college. Williams personalized masks for Dr.
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.
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.
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.
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District received $2.3 million in CARES Act funding, and nearly all of those monies have been spent on technology and academic programs as the district prepares for a virtual start to the 2020-21 school year.
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."
Edwinna Edwards always wanted her name pronounced just as it was spelled.
“It has two Ns in it, because I’m a winner,” she joked last year when The E-T interviewed her for her 95th birthday.
If there ever was a winner, it was the lifelong educator and innovator Edwinna Edwards.
As of press time this week, Indianola’s murder rate stood at five for 2019.
Violent crime during the past 12 months has taken a particularly hard toll on young men in the community, between the lives taken and the lives ruined over the deadly shootings.
Jeremy Jack of Belzoni spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the latest in agricutlural technology. Jack is the owner of Silent Shade Planting Co. Jack, pictured left, was the guest of Rotarian Jim Robertson (right).
Photo: Bryan Davis
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.
On Friday, a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 49 claimed the life of 35-year-old Jennifer Wash of Moorhead and injured two others.
According to the Mississippi State Highway Patrol, Wash was a passenger in a 2005 Honda Pilot and was killed instantly when she was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
A war zone is a war zone.
Both soldiers and civilian contractors put their lives on the line everyday overseas in the fight for America’s freedoms.
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.
Sunflower County will be the home to a 100-megawatt solar panel farm after the Mississippi Public Service Commission voted unanimously this week to approve the Entergy-led project that will be constructed near the town of Ruleville.
Sunflower County encompasses more than 444,000 acres of land or 693 square miles where nearly 27,000 people call home.
Judging from the names being made public as candidates for the job, the next chancellor at Ole Miss may be a former politician.
One question is how much politics will be involved in the decision to name the new chancellor.
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