The Sunflower County election commissioners have convened and the results from the August 6 Democratic primary election have been certified and in Sunflower County the numbers stack up as such.
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The first day of school is passed, and it’s an exciting new year for the kids at North Sunflower Academy. Pictured here is elementary student Ava Stewart playing on the playground on the first day.
Delta Health Alliance has short term and long term goals for Sunflower County’s Head Start program.
It was announced a couple of weeks ago that DHA had been awarded the grant to take over the county’s Head Start schools, and the organization is wasting no time in getting started.
First, DHA plans to hire over 100 people.
The Rotary District Governor, Mark Fields, paid a visit to the Indianola Rotary Club this week. He spoke on all of the exciting things happening with the organization both locally and worldwide. Fields is pictured with incoming Rotary President Rev. Giuianna Gray (center) and Leland Rotarian Davis Arant.
Photo: Bryan Davis
The JMG Student of the Week is Ryberneisha Williams. The Moorhead native plans to major in Sociology in college, and her dream job is becoming a social worker. Her hobbies are playing sports and listening to music. She is pictured (right) with Gentry JMG Instuctor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
Mary Kathryn Robertson, 29, of Winona, formerly of Indianola, was tragically taken from this life Friday, August 15, 2019 at her home.
Ice cream may mean a lot of things to a lot of people but to Verlie Price, it is a way for her to reach out and touch others.
This year makes twelve years since Verlie Price established CVP Ice Cream Company. A road of triumph lead her into the unique business venture.
Sunday Night Services
Trinity Outreach Church, 504 Roosevelt Street, will have Sunday Night Services at 6 p.m. every Sunday.
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.
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
Consolidated Catfish Producers has announced an agreement has been reached to execute a long-term lease for the Eutaw, Ala. location of SouthFresh, as part of SouthFresh’s efforts to reorganize under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
100 YEARS AGO, MARCH 1919
A new contracting firm was formed this week and at once got busy securing contracts for building. The firm is composed of M. D. Gilmer and Dan Horn.
Services for Shirley Ann Scott of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Inverness.
Mrs. Scott, 67, died Saturday, April 20, 2019.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
I just started my summer garden by tucking some basil into what is literally the fastest garden on earth.
Some thirty-odd years ago, in response to someone moaning about not being able to garden, I tasked myself with developing the simplest garden ever. Needed to be inexpensive, alluring, edible, and low maintenance.
Services for Tashandra Brown Hutchins of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple of Deliverance Church.
Ms. Hutchins, 44, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Dillon Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Turner Simmons, 89, of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility in Ruleville.
With the State 4A baseball playoffs now only one week away, the Gentry High Rams have unfinished regional competition to complete.
These games are critical to the Rams’ postseason plans as hopes are three victories this week could improve the Gentry squad’s number four seed they currently possess.
Services for Arthur Robert Bernard, formerly of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holmes-Glover-Solomon Funeral Directors’ Rosa Glover Holmes Memorial Chapel in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Bernard, 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Alexis H. Hamilton and Marven Cantave recently joined the MSU Extension Service as agents with the Aim for Change program.
Aim for Change is a five-year, $5.5 million grant program targeting the reduction of obesity and related diseases through policy, systems and environmental interventions.
A Celebration of Life service for Pastor Edward Bowen of Greenwood, formerly of Indianola, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Itta Bena.
Pastor Bowen, 71, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at his home.
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.