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First day at NSA

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.

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District governor visits Rotary

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.

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The Price is right: Sunflower ice cream company has cooled tongues and warmed hearts

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

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.



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Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Dr. Leslie Matthews

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

AUGUST 1919

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


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Shirley Ann Scott

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.


Garden keeps truckin’ along

By FELDER RUSHING,

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.


Tashandra Brown Hutchins

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.




Arthur Robert Bernard

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

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.  



Edward Bowen

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.


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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.



MAIS addresses final plays at state title game, will advocate replay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.


Community gathers for first of many meetings on school facilities

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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.





Whalen, local landmark to play role in museums opening

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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.”



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Sports

Perhaps this Friday night will begin to satisfy the hunger of a team of Tigers.

Obituaries

Willie Lee Clay of Chicago died unexpectedly on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the age of 76 due to... READ MORE

Breaking News

The redrawn lines for Districts 13 and 22 will be in effect for tomorrow’s primary elections.