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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.
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.
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.
Dr. David Abney ’76 and ’15, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of United Parcel Service, established Delta State University’s International Business Symposium in 2006 with his wife, Sherry, “to increase the global business acumen of students,” he explained in his keynote address at the 15th annual installment on Feb.
An Itta Bena native is among four Alcorn State University students who were shot late on Monday at a residence in Port Gibson.
James Carr, 22, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation died as a result of his injuries.
Tahir Fitzhugh, 19, of Pennsylvania, died as well, a release from MBI said on Tuesday.
Each fourth Sunday in January the Mission Ministry of the Bell Grove M.B. Church pay special tribute to the men and women who place themselves in harms way for the safety of the citizens of Sunflower County—the first responders.
Gov. Tate Reeves promised just a few weeks ago that he would see that Parchman’s infamous Unit 29 was shuttered.
Today, Reeves announced a “major prisoner transfer” from the unit thanks to a new agreement with Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility.
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.
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
Note: The following is a release from Entergy
Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day event held Saturday, February 1 at Gentry High School in Indianola from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Mississippi Delta Community College’s Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to allow the college to begin offering academic courses at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Indianola is one of over 40 communities to recently receive 5-G level Internet speeds, according to C-Spire.
Brittany Davis-Green and Beunkka Davis are looking to build a dynasty.
The two sisters, who are former Gentry High School graduates, are first generation college graduates.
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.
The atmosphere was like that of winning a state championship. No, more like a World Series.
Hundreds of people, including elementary and high school kids, gathered in the Ritz Café in the Clay County city of West Point in late April 2013, celebrating the deal that brought Yokohama Tire to the job-anemic community.
It took two tries at two separate meetings, but after a 3-2 vote on Monday a letter is finally being drafted from the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors asking the federal courts to revisit a submitted proposed plan to redraw the lines of Senate District 13 and look at other options that do not split Sunflower County.
‘I will never get bored, I assure you’: Two Indianola Academy instructors retire after decades at schoolBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
With a combined total of over 80 years of experience educating young minds, two of Indianola Academy’s teachers are moving on to the next level…retirement.
Lynn Delas and Debbie Woodruff are names that ring out synonymously with a long line of dedicated educators, and the students at IA have been truly blessed by their presence.
Sunflower and Leflore Counties will be paying homage and tribute to the servicemen lost in the Yanky72 tragedy of July 2017.
There will be a public ceremony at the memorial on July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Yanky72 monument on Highway 82 in Itta Bena.
An Indianola family is mourning the loss of one of its own after a Wednesday night shooting in the city turned deadly.
Another B.B. King Homecoming Festival is in the books. Hundreds gathered on June 1 on a hot day to listen to a long list of talented artists, including headliner Mr. Sipp. The festival, held at Fletcher Park, celebrated its 39th year. It was founded in 1980, with King coming home that year to perform before the home crowd.
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Editorial Note from J. A. Richardson: The only compliment I can give to the motorcycle is that it can never sneak up on anybody.
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