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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.



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.


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.




Reeves' next wave of restrictions to impact Sunflower County

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Sunflower County is one of 13 that will soon be under stricter social distancing guidelines.

According to Gov. Tate Reeves, he will sign an executive order that will restrict the number of people gathering indoors in Sunflower County, and 12 other counties, to 10 people, and he will restrict outdoor gatherings to 20 or fewer.


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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.







Jack Ryan: A better kind of green new deal

By JACK RYAN ENTERPRISE JOURNAL,

It is annoying when some people complain that cattle are a huge contributor to global warming because of their methane “emissions.”

Of course, that observation usually leads to the call for people to reduce or eliminate their beef consumption, which would mean the world would need less cattle and the planet would thus be saved.


Murder suspect in custody

A suspect who had been wanted in connection with the death of an Indianola man late last week is in custody, according to the Indianola Police Department.

IPD reported Thursday that LaDarius Snipes, the suspect named by police in today’s print edition, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.


Women of Influence: Robyn Marlow

Robyn Marlow came to North Sunflower Medical Center over two decades ago for a social work internship.

She would eventually work at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility for eight years, and after leaving for a brief time, she returned to the hospital as Director of Community Relations.


Gone too soon: Indianola’s latest victim of gun violence leaves behind two kids, legacy of love

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Senseless gun violence has claimed the future of yet another Indianola man in the prime of his life.

And as with any such act, it has left an irreplaceable void in a family and the community.

On December 13, 28-year-old Travis Shaw became the latest victim in a string of tragic young deaths one month before his 29th birthday.


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