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Dunagin: Attending a brother's funeral

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

Traveling these days just isn’t as pleasant as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, but sometimes it’s necessary.

And traveling to the funeral of one’s only brother isn’t a fun trip under any circumstances.

My wife and I spent most of the weekend on a trip to Houma, La.,  to attend the funeral of my brother Ralph Dunagin.




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Head Start helping with Census

By PRESS RELEASE,

Nita Norphlet-Thompson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Head Start Association (MHSA), knows first-hand the impact thec can have on vital funding for Mississippians. Her knowledge and passion have inspired Head Start in Mississippi to help make sure thousands more Mississippians are counted in the 2020 census.



Monuments, flags are Mississippi’s “lost cause?”

By SADE TURNIPSEED GUEST COLUMNIST,

The long-ago Lost Cause for which the American Civil War was fought is embedded in Mississippi’s official state flag.

This serves as a constant reminder to many residents that the battle ain’t over, in America. As a quick refresher, the Civil War was fought in this country from April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865.



Parchman inmate escapes

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.






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55 Years of Freedom: Death of Emmett Till set stage for Freedom Summer

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.




SCCSD board gets full-court press after department denied some gym access

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A Facebook post and an apparent personal plea from Indianola Parks and Recreation Director Carolyn O'Neal resulted in a group of parents and community members showing up for Tuesday night's Sunflower County Consolidated School District's Board of Trustees meeting at Robert L. Merritt Junior High.





Young woman shot and killed in Indianola tonight

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A young Indianola woman was pronounced dead at the scene after gunfire erupted just before sunset on Friday near the intersection of Garrard Avenue and Curtis Street in Indianola.

Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Alberta Garner.

Garner is the second young woman to be gunned down in Indianola since March.



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Candidates meet in public forum

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.


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.






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