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City votes to expand annexation study area, offers firm input

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The Indianola Mayor and Board of Aldermen were able to give some input on the annexation study last week that is being conducted by an Oxford planning and development firm.

Mike Slaughter, of Slaughter & Associates, presented some preliminary boundaries for the annexation study for the board to mull over.





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The Sunflower County Mississippi Valley State University Alumni Association will have a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.  You may call Emma Golden at 662-347-4761 for the number and code.  All alumni and friends of the Valley are welcome to participate in the conference call.

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SSCH part of consortium that will bring eight new family medicine residents to the Mississippi Delta

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Healthcare in Sunflower County is about to change drastically, thanks to an influx of new doctors who will be training in Indianola as part of a new family medicine residency program based out of Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.


Mayor: Sunflower County has first case of confirmed COVID-19

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It appears that Sunflower County has its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus COVID-19. 

Few details are available but Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal confirmed the case in a Friday evening post. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health had not confirmed the case in its daily report of confirmed cases on Friday.



On The Frontlines: Dr. Hannah Ray talks COVID-19, hospital capacity and other issues

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The number of official COVID-19 cases in Sunflower County rose by just two between Monday and Friday, from 11 to 13.

But Indianola physician Dr. Hannah Ray, who is literally on the frontlines locally battling the novel coronavirus, says the number of cases in the county is probably much higher.



Profile 2020: Mary Margaret White is leading Mississippi Today during journalism's digital age

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Mary Margaret White has been around storytellers for most of her life.

Growing up in Drew during early childhood, she already had a knack for the written word, and as the town’s shops began to close during the 1980s and 90s, more people began to congregate at her father’s Main Street gift and appliance store.




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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.


‘He could make anybody laugh’: Smith remembered by friends and teachers at Indianola Academy

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

For a quiet kid, Caleb Smith never had a problem making his friends and teachers laugh.

He was funny, honest, confident and bright, according to those who knew and loved him.

Smith, 17, tragically lost his life on Sunday, after being accidently shot with a handgun at a friend’s home in Indianola early Sunday morning.







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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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