I remember a time in the 1970s when I heard my wife and her sister sing a song called “Because He Lives” in our small, country church. With the melodious alto voice of my wife and the strong soprano voice of her sister the song radiated throughout the congregation with tremendous harmony.
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The city of Indianola is trying to bench some roundballers.
Mississippi Delta Community College alumnae Alice Williams, AnnTimbs and Brenda Grubb, wearing their Amazing Grace masks, present 215 masks to Dr. Tyrone Jackson, President of MDCC. The ladies previously made 154 masks for the college. Williams personalized masks for Dr.
The Indianola Board of Aldermen's meeting suffered a lapse on Monday night after a decision to add a presentation to the agenda from Tennessee-based Collier Insurance Company was vetoed by Mayor Steve Rosenthal prompting three of the aldermen to announce their intent to leave the Zoom video conferencing session.
Mississippi’s sales tax holiday is less than 24 hours away.
This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and will end at midnight on Saturday.
For those 24 hours, sales tax is not due on articles of clothing, footwear or school supplies if the sales price of a single item is less than $100.
Graveside services for Bernice Matthews of Indianola were at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12 at Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Matthews, 77, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services for Desmond “Joe Willie” Coleman of Jonesboro, Georgia, formerly of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Lawrence Church Cemetery, located at 349 Hwy. 49 South, Caile.
Mr. Coleman, 44, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at Piedmont Henry Hospital, McDonough, Ga.
Graveside services for Lawrence Darnell Browder Sr. of Belzoni will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bankhead Memorial Gardens, Isola.
Mr. Browder, 65, died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at White Star Missionary Baptist Church, Belzoni.
The third annual YANKY 72 memorial ceremony will be live-streamed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the only event that will be taking place is a brief ceremony on Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m.
Community members are encouraged to stay home and watch the ceremony online, which will be streamed on the YANKY 72 Memorial Facebook page.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippians are urged not to open or plant packets of unknown seeds that are appearing unsolicited in mailboxes, seemingly shipped from China.
On Monday night, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted yes to a resolution regarding a lease-purchase agreement for the purpose of financing the city's new fire truck at a cost of around $400,000.
Mayor Steve Rosenthal said, "I'm hoping this is one of the last steps on getting this financing done."
Graveside services for Revella Moffett Lee of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Lee, 53, died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at South Sunflower County Hospital.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
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.
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.
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.
Nuts and bolts: Board meeting ends early as mayor, two aldermen dart following screaming match, accusationsBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
Monday night's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting ended abruptly and without an official adjournment or recess when Mayor Steve Rosenthal and aldermen Gary Fratesi and Darrell Simpson stood up from their seats and departed the session.
Tom Gresham has been appointed to Gov. Tate Reeves’ Restart Mississippi Executive Team.
Restart Mississippi is a group made up of private sector business leaders throughout the state representing multiple regions, including the Delta.
Want to enjoy a night with the King of Rock N Roll and donate to a great cause?
Join Joe Forrester, performing as Elvis Presley, at the B.B. King Museum on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
Photographs that have been circulating on social media since Friday evening showing what appears to be prison-issued clothing found at a property in Bolivar County are related to the reported escape of two inmates from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
An early morning shooting in Moorhead on Friday spilled over into Indianola and left at least two people injured.
Most times in Mississippi’s local elections, the Democratic primaries draw more votes than Republican.
Although that was the case on Tuesday night in Sunflower County, the Republican party did have a showing. Here’s how some of the local elections turned out.
Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.
He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
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