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The South Carolina company that plans to close this year on the Indianola-based Double Quick convenience store chain has been on a torrid growth trajectory since February of last year.
Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.
He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
The Sunflower County NAACP Branch #5333 will present its annual Black History Program at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23 at the B.B. King Museum.
Several Delta legislators have come together and have presented a multi-step plan to address issues at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Indianola has a candidate for Circuit Judge in the person of Honorable S. F. Davis and it appears he will be an easy winner. Our Sid has a handicap of well wishers all over the District that will be hard for his opponent to overcome.
I doubt there is anyone in Mississippi living in a million dollar house with a swimming pool drawing welfare or Medicaid unless that person is a live-in servant.
But state Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune, seems to think so, or at least that’s what her rhetoric implies.
Students from East Sunflower Elementary School in Sunflower, Restoration Ministries Christian Academy in Indianola and Presbyterian Day School of Cleveland were just a few of the local youths who received brief lessons and hands-on experiences in agriculture during the Sunflower County Extension Service FARMtastic event.
Leslie H. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
Last week’s open date has brought an unexpected new opportunity to the Gentry High Rams football team.
After the 1 -8 Gentry squad’s playoff hopes appeared to be dashed early last week, this Friday’s home-field clash with Rosa Fort High of Tunica has suddenly opened the door for the Rams to earn a postseason berth.
Services for Ernest Webb of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Webb, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Services for Ray Woods Jr. of Indianola were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Mr. Woods, 72, departed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola, which was in charge of arrangements.
For the eighth consecutive year, an Indianola Academy Colonels football team is headed to the playoffs.
Following their fourth straight victory last Friday night, a 33-7 road win over Canton Academy, the 6-4 Colonels will now open their 3A state playoff competition this Friday night on Legion Field.
Indianola resident Charles Modley made an appearance before the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to make an appeal for the members to consider adding an additional voting precinct in District 3.
But after a discussion that lasted nearly 30 minutes, no action was taken.
The ladies of the Crepe Myrtle Garden Club held their regular meeting at Betty's Place on Tuesday night and florist Debbie Allen was the special guest speaker.
Allen talked to the group about various types of arrangements using not only flowers and plants but also fruits and pastries.
Indianola Ward 4 City Alderman, Marvin Elder went before the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors on Monday and requested the county's help in digging out a ditch located on the east side of Charles Ellis Road to aid in drainage and to prevent flooding of the residents’ property.
The Tutwiler Community Education Center (TCEC) quilters will have hundreds of hand quilted items this weekend at the Annual Fiber Arts Show at the Powerhouse, 413 S. 14th.
The Vendors Market will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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