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Abney urges "think globally" at DSU Business Symposium

Dr. David Abney ’76 and ’15, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of United Parcel Service, established Delta State University’s International Business Symposium in 2006 with his wife, Sherry, “to increase the global business acumen of students,” he explained in his keynote address at the 15th annual installment on Feb.

Alcorn student from Itta Bena among two dead after Port Gibson shooting

An Itta Bena native is among four Alcorn State University students who were shot late on Monday at a residence in Port Gibson.

James Carr, 22, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation died as a result of his injuries.

Tahir Fitzhugh, 19, of Pennsylvania, died as well, a release from MBI said on Tuesday.


MDOC faces long-term issues


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.


SCCSD graduates over 200

The Sunflower County Consolidated School District graduated over 200 students between Gentry High on Friday night and Ruleville Central High School on Saturday morning. Pictured above is Gentry honors graduate Whitney Manuel receiving her diploma, and to the right is RCHS 2019 valedictorian Chari Barr walking from the graduation stage.

Women of Influence: Miskia Davis

Miskia Davis is entering her third year as head of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. In just a short time, the Montgomery County native and Drew transplant has made headway with the district’s elementary students, with an over 90 percent pass rate on this year’s third grade gate test.

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JULY 1919

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.

Breaking: NSMC partners with Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic, NDORI to combat obesity


North Sunflower Medical Center is about eight miles from the city of Cleveland, but their new, and potentially groundbreaking partnership with the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic bounds the thriving Ruleville hospital with one of the top research centers in the country.


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’


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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