On Monday, the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors presented the 2020 Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship to Alexia Brock, a 2020 graduate of Gentry High School. She is pictured left with Board President Riley Rice.
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This past weekend was marred by images on television of riots in multiple U.S. cities.
The horrendous and apparent homicide of citizen George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last week has sparked outrage across the country.
Largely peaceful protests by day have devolved into looting and rioting at night.
With the national media’s focus on first the coronavirus pandemic and now the protests and anarchy in the wake of that incident in Minnesota, little national attention is being given to a U.S. Senate race in Alabama.
With violence and property crimes continuing in a number of cities after last week’s death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, America badly needs its cooler heads to prevail. Here are two places to start.
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Have you ever thought about how many people you place your trust in and not have a clue who they are? Have you ever stopped to think about material items you put your faith in and do not know how safe they are? Most of us do this every day.
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The police chief of the town of Sunflower is getting some national publicity by way of social media this week.
Chief Bobby Walker Sr. shared his thoughts earlier today about the situation involving the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn.
Correction: Sunflower Police Chief Bobby Walker has issued a statement stating that the 9mm clip seen the photo is not evidence in this case. The E-T apologizes for any confusion brought on by the photo. Walker said his officer would not have handled evidence from the scene without gloves.
An early morning shooting in Moorhead on Friday spilled over into Indianola and left at least two people injured.
Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced efforts to extend the unemployment benefits provided to help Mississippi workers and their families hard-hit by COVID-19.
Stephon Simpson is going to medical school.
The 2012 Gentry High School graduate and 2018 Mississippi Valley State University grad told The E-T back in January 2019 – when he took a position teaching biology in Ruleville - that he has wanted to become a doctor since he was 3 years old.
Indianola Academy’s seniors did not let COVID-19 nor the rain put a damper on their graduation plans this week.
Twin’s Stop and Save is a family-owned and operated convenience store that is grooming the next generation of entrepreneurs for the Bolden family.
Autrey Bolden passed down his knowledge of business to his twin grandsons, Justin and Jason Hall.
Mound Bayou-based Delta Health Center conducted a two-day mobile COVID-19 testing site in Indianola on April 29 and 30 and the results are in and only about 1.7 percent of the people who took advantage of the clinic tested positive for the Coronavirus.
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.
This year's Indianola Academy observance of Veterans Day was highlighted by a special tribute to a local soldier, Captain Walter Sparks, a World War II fighter pilot with roots in Inverness, and his great nephew Alan Jones of Inverness delivered the tribute.
On Feb. 18, 2020, at Delta State University, writer and journalist Ellen Ann Fentress will share her most recent project, The Academy Stories, a website that archives the recollections of alumni of private schools established in the South after U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding desegregation of public schools.
A Hinds County judge ruled in favor of The Pine Belt NEWS Tuesday and has ordered the Mississippi State Department of Health to release the names of Forrest County long-term care facilities where 26 patients have died from COVID-19 complications.
Mary Louise Myers, 75, of Isola, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Indianola Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Since COVID-19 forced a temporary recess in the Legislative session, I have been video conferencing with Mississippi’s K-12 students. In one recent AP government class, a student asked: how many constitutional rights do we have to give up during a pandemic?
That’s a poignant question for any State leader.
Some brief basketball action resumes after a short break this Friday for both Gentry High School squads, with a short road trip to Ruleville to take on the Thomas E. Edwards Tigers in a non-regional bout.
The 1-3 Lady Rams will take the court at 6 p.m. while the 3-1 Rams will play immediately thereafter.
Santa allowed four and sometimes six of his Elves to travel to 103 Forrest Place, Moorhead., the historic home of the founder of Moorhead, Chester Pond, to work eight hour shifts for six weeks to transform the four acres into a Winter Wonderland.
Services for James Beverly of Itta Bena will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood.
Mr. Beverly, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kimberly V. Byas Building, Greenwood
Burial will be in Pitts Cemetery, Itta Bena.
South Delta Planning and Development District’s Area Agency on Aging will continue assisting Medicare recipients with insurance counseling from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily through December 6, according to a release from the organization.
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