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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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo: Vikki Peay
Howard G. Jue of Indianola passed away to be with The Lord on June 27, 2020 with his family by his side. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by: his wife, Susanna; their children, Susan (Scott), Debbie (Richard), Katherine (Paul), Dianna (Tony) and Terry (Kaity); and six grandchildren.
This week, representatives were extremely busy working to meet deadlines and finish any remaining legislation. Wednesday was the deadline for original floor action on Senate bills, so any general bills left on the calendar died.
Lawmakers at the Capitol have had an extremely busy last two weeks. After many hours of working in conference committees to finalize the state budget and other bills, legislators completed most regular session work on Thursday, July 1. The Legislature could come back in October or before if needed as laid out in House Concurrent Resolution 6
James L. “Pete” Bates, 67, of Moorhead, passed away June 24, 2020 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
The 100 Black Men of the Mississippi Delta recently announced its annual scholarship awards.
For the past 30 years, the 100 Black Men of the Delta have awarded scholarships to deserving students of the Mississippi Delta.
The Sunflower County road department seems to be experiencing similar labor predicaments as some other organizations.
During the June 15 Sunflower County Sunflower County Board of Supervisors' meeting Road Manager T.J. Fairley made an appeal to the members for some help.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office encourages firework safety this Independence Day.
The Sunflower County Library System presents the 2020 Summer Library Program.
A foul committed by some Moorhead community members a couple of weeks ago resulted in a timeout and a subsequent ejection from a short-lived basketball game.
I support the appointment of Burl Cain as the new head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
I know Cain comes with some baggage. For details, you can read the column on the last week written by Tim Kalich, my 35-year colleague.
My heart is broken....
￼My heart breaks at the world that is around me.
My heart breaks for my black brothers and sisters who are hurting.
My heart breaks for my white brothers and sisters who will not stand up for justice and what is right. My heart breaks for the police who hurt instead of protect.
In today’s fast-paced society and high-tech world, it seems that we can hardly go anywhere without the help of our GPS (Global Positioning System) or cellphone. There used to be a time that we used atlases or road maps to help us find our way.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
On June 14 at 11:18 p.m., Antwaine Pierre Nailer, 31, 600 Davis St., Inverness was arrested and charged with domestic violence after officers were called to the South Sunflower County Hospital emergency room about a domestic dispute.
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