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Alex Deason, who in his first year as Indianola Academy’s girls soccer coach took the team to a state title win, was the recipient of the school’s coach of the year award.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
Indianola police reported no arrests this week.
In other calls,
On Thursday at 2:57 p.m., a 53-year-old Oak Street man said someone stole his identity in order to receive unemployment funds.
100 YEARS AGO,
J. A. RICHARDSON, EDITORIAL: Pay no attention to the miserable poverty plan by Southern. If they are not competent businessmen, let them step aside so capable men can take charge.
LOCAL NEWS: Dr. Wasson of Moorhead was in town Monday for business before the Board of Supervisors.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has joined Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and others calling on federal health agencies to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth.
On Thursday, June 18 a few local members from Gentry High School’s Golden Class of 1970 decided to don their souvenir golden caps and gowns for a photo shoot at their alma mater.
The start of the 2020 football season for Mississippi Delta Community College will get off to a later start than usual, but the Trojans are still set for an eight-game slate in the upcoming season.
District 1 Supervisor Glenn Donald expressed ire on Monday over the way several homeowners are handling their properties in the Eastmoor Subdivision in Moorhead.
He alluded to residents who seemingly lack pride when it comes to the upkeep of their surroundings.
The Republican primary runoff for the Second Congressional District will finally take place tomorrow.
The Tuesday, June 23 runoff will feature Brian Flowers and Thomas Carey.
Sunflower County’s own B.C. Hammond was eliminated from the race during the March primary, forcing a runoff between the above two.
Indianola Academy recently completed its 2020 summer cheer camp. Pictured seated are Buffy Perkins, Mattie Beth Williamson, Georgia Guest, Temple Williamson and Mary Grace Beckham. In the second row are the UCA Instructor, Leighton Lovelace, Hannah Lloyd, Allie Snell and Carly Moore.
A bill could’ve helped cut regulations and another that would’ve banned public officials from appearing in public service announcements during campaign years were among some of the bills that died on a critical deadline in the Mississippi Legislature Tuesday.
In light of the recent social unrest that is prevalent in the United States and globally, I am reminded of the effort and battles that my forefathers and ancestors endured to allow me to sit behind the desk of the District Attorney for the Fourth District of Mississippi.
Several residents from across the county have been enlisted by Sunflower County Economic Development Director Frederick Washington to participate in a state-wide economic development program designed to heighten economic growth and the quality of life for county residents.
William Helms Humbarger, 70, of Indianola died the morning of Sunday, June 21, 2020 after a long battle with kidney disease at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Former District 13 state senator and current Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons honored this week
Former District 13 state senator and current Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons, (2nd from left), Mississippi’s first African American elected to the position, was honored on Thursday, June 25, 2020, with presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 525 honoring his contributions to the state, the country and his fellow
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.
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.
When Parmida LED Technologies began exploring opportunities to expand toward the eastern part of the United States more than a year ago, Mississippi was definitely not on the company’s radar.
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Mrs. Kate Faison, who has been doing trained nurse duties for our Army in Belgium and France for several months has landed in New York and will be home soon.
Miss Norma Heard has been visiting relatives in Yazoo City and from there will go to Gulfport.
Maggie Barnes continues to spend her time serving the citizens of Indianola and Sunflower County.
Once the first black female alderwoman to serve on Indianola’s Board of Aldermen, she has and continues to spearhead projects that she is passionate about.
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.
Photo by Kiara Williams
The late Davion “Dee” McClain’s legacy will be strong for years to come in Indianola.
Just days after Indianola’s fifth homicide victim of 2019 was laid to rest - and his accused assailant charged and jailed - police are on the search for suspects in yet another senseless act of violence.
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