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Limited office visits will begin in July for individuals on probation, parole, house arrest, or other forms of community supervision, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said this week.
The Mississippi Legislature moved with impressive speed this past weekend to change the state flag. But the hard part — the work to bring more unity to the state and especially finding ways to significantly improve the state — is going to take years and possibly decades.
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.
Sunflower County has broken the 300 mark when it comes to COVID-19 cases.
As of Wednesday, there were 306 confirmed cases within the county.
Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, changes have been made to the annual YANKY72 memorial service.
The only event that will be taking place is a brief ceremony on July 10.
The goal is to bring honor to the ones that lost their lives on that day in the Mississippi Delta.
The NSA Booster Club recently held a meeting to elect officers for the coming school year. Seated are J R Scallion, Vice-President, Jimbo Dawson, President and standing is Priscilla Billhofer, Secretary/Treasurer.
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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.
A shoplifter came away from Walmart with a little more than he intended on Friday night after he was arrested and charged with a felony.
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.
This is an open letter to Darnella Frazier, the woman who filmed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, written and read by Dr. Sade Turnipseed at Indianola’s 100 Man March last Thursday. Turnipseed is pictured above reading the letter on the steps of the Sunflower County Courthouse.
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.
A weekend shooting in the town of Drew has left five people injured and has so far resulted in one arrest with warrants issued for three other persons.
Did you know that in June 1967, Indianola experienced the shock of a minor earthquake.
The incident was documented in The Enterprise-Tocsin by Marie Hemphill.
The Mississippi Department of Education announced this week that Sunflower County Consolidated School District Superintendent Miskia Davis has been appointed to the steering committee aimed at re-opening schools in the fall.
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.
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.
Cindy Baird has been one of Indianola’s most influential women for decades. The recently retired president of Community Bank went to work for People’s Bank 45 years ago, and she spent her entire career helping small businesses start and flourish in the community.
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LOCAL AND PERSONAL; Forrest G. Cooper, lawyer, attended Federal Court in Clarksdale this week. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Duncan of Inverness were Indianola visitors this week.
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.
At least one inmate from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman is presumed missing tonight, as officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections are actively counting inmates at the prison in northern Sunflower County.
One man is dead and police are currently searching for two men in relation to a shooting that took place during the 6 p.m. hour near the intersection of Bates and Walker Streets on Thursday evening.
An unnamed victim was transported to South Sunflower County Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced efforts to extend the unemployment benefits provided to help Mississippi workers and their families hard-hit by COVID-19.
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.
Indianola police are responding to a recent social media post about an alleged shooting on U.S. 82 over the weekend. However, no call was ever made to report a crime and no victim has come forth.