Katherine Cartwright McCarty, 87, of Sunflower, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. After months of failing health, Katherine “Kaki” McCarty died peacefully at her home surrounded by family.
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Lillian Frances “Fannie” Brumfield Elliott, 84, an almost lifelong resident of Oxford, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at her home.
Harrel Burnon Potter passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at home, after a long illness.
Katie Windham Rhodes, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Avanti Memory Care in Covington, La.
A Friday night shooting in Indianola has resulted in the death of one man and the suspected shooter is still at large. Indianola police are asking the public's help in locating 23-year-old Leradric (Co-Co) Gardner, whose last known address is 132 Aquarius Circle.
On Tuesday, October 15, The Mississippi Bar held the 91st Annual Memorial Service before the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Chambers of the Supreme Court building in Jackson. Family and friends gathered for the memorializing of attorneys and judges including Indianola attorney Carver A. Randle.
Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band from Greenville won the 16th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge at Club Ebony this past Sunday afternoon. Keith, who is sometimes called the “Prince of the Delta Blues,” is a Delta State graduate of their Delta Music Institute program. The Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola will ha
The Sunflower County Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement returned to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Freedom Summer in Sunflower County, Mississippi on October 3-4, 2019. They visited the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum which celebrates the Civil Rights Movement that they came to play a part.
As the country prepares to honor its military service veterans this Monday, we should be mindful that those who served this country did so in a variety of capacities.
STONEVILLE, MS – Representatives from Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street, were in the Mississippi Delta recently to provide updated training for Delta Health Alliance employees on how to identify and work with children who have experienced traumatic events through the Sesame Street in Communities program.
The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Student of the Week is Janyia Elmore. The senior Indianola native plans to go into the construction industry after graduating, with a dream job in carpentry. Elmore spends spare time being creative and making things with her hands. She is pictured with JMG instructor and Job Specialist Dr.
Indianola Academy students recently expressed their faith during the school’s annual Bring Your Bible to School Day. Pictured above are a host of IA students holding their personal Bibles.
Photo: Recardo Thomas
Indianola police made the following arrests,
The fertile Delta soil has kept generations of farmers busy scratching out a living.
And those that farmers rely on also bank on that rich dirt to peddle fertilizer, seed, farm implements and much more.
With a fiercely fought 62-58 road win over visiting Holmes County Central High of Lexington on Tuesday night, the 6-3 Gentry High Rams will now take to the road.
Additional upcoming basketball action for the Rams continues this Friday with a trip to cross-county foe Ruleville Central High.
East Sunflower Elementary School students said their Thursday morning was “FARMtastic.” The elementary grade schoolers went on a field trip to the Sunflower County Extension Service event and were able to gain a little insight into farm life and some of the animals and even experience what it is like to milk a cow.
While the Indianola Academy Colonels basketball season has yet to begin, all of that will change next Monday.
For that night Greenville St. Joseph High School visits the IA gym with the Lady Colonels tipping off at 6 p.m. with the Colonels playing their season-opener immediately thereafter.
Services for Johnny E. King of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ, Indianola.
Mr. King, 57, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital, Jackson.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we buried my step father-in-law.
It was a beautiful ceremony at St. Philips Episcopal Church on Old Canton Road. Rev. C.J. Meaders played a beautiful song on his guitar. The homily was lovely. And so we said goodbye to Jeff.
Services for Louise Stamps of Indianola will be Saturday at 12 noon at Full Gospel Apostolic Church.
Mrs. Stamps, 74, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, with family hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Annual Christmas Get Together
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
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
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