Katherine Cartwright McCarty, 87, of Sunflower, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. After months of failing health, Katherine “Kaki” McCarty died peacefully at her home surrounded by family.
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Harrel Burnon Potter passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at home, after a long illness.
Katie Windham Rhodes, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Avanti Memory Care in Covington, La.
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.
A technology audit by an independent firm revealed that the Sunflower County Consolidated School District is operating with some outdated technology that could place the district in a vulnerable position with hackers.
On Tuesday, October 15, The Mississippi Bar held the 91st Annual Memorial Service before the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Chambers of the Supreme Court building in Jackson. Family and friends gathered for the memorializing of attorneys and judges including Indianola attorney Carver A. Randle.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
On Sunday at 7:27 p.m., Kayla Renay Weatherspoon, 19, 347 Crittenden St, Greenville and Ladedra Marsha Bryant, 19, 118 South Sunset Terrace, Jackson were arrested and charged with shoplifting after a Walmart employee said they stole $44 worth of sweaters.
Who doesn’t love a great celebration, and parade?
Floats, familiar faces and waving hands were all a part of the celebration that took place this past Monday.
However, the celebration and parade convey a different emotion than those that took place before it.
Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band from Greenville won the 16th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge at Club Ebony this past Sunday afternoon. Keith, who is sometimes called the “Prince of the Delta Blues,” is a Delta State graduate of their Delta Music Institute program. The Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola will ha
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Cruger First Apostolic Church, located at 158 Blanchard Street at the corner of Hwy. 49 in Cruger, will host a Fall Revival at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Suffragan Bishop Melvin Falkner, pastor of Zion Tabernacle Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Sunflower County Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement returned to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Freedom Summer in Sunflower County, Mississippi on October 3-4, 2019. They visited the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum which celebrates the Civil Rights Movement that they came to play a part.
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Editorial Note from J. A. Richardson: The only compliment I can give to the motorcycle is that it can never sneak up on anybody.
The Indianola Academy Colonels (13-2) allowed nothing to the Adams County Christian Rebels in the second half of Saturday night’s AAA State Championship game.
Unfortunately, the damage had already been done by ACCS in the second quarter.
Sunflower and Leflore Counties will be paying homage and tribute to the servicemen lost in the Yanky72 tragedy of July 2017.
There will be a public ceremony at the memorial on July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Yanky72 monument on Highway 82 in Itta Bena.
Spending time behind the plate, Seth Champion could see the whole field, position his team and work with his pitching staff to make the right pitches.
Journey 2019: Read about MDCC's new entertainment industry degree and the student who helped bring the program to the DeltaBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
David Lee Montgomery has always wanted to be a music producer.
Even though he plays multiple instruments, he has always been drawn to the business side of the music industry.
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LOCAL AND PERSONAL; Forrest G. Cooper, lawyer, attended Federal Court in Clarksdale this week. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Duncan of Inverness were Indianola visitors this week.
Remember the name Stephon Simpson.
The 2012 Gentry High School Graduate and 2018 Bachelor’s of Science recipient from Mississippi Valley State University is about to embark on a new career in education that he hopes will be the bridge to an even longer career in medicine.
With over 31 years in the Indianola School District, Gwendolyn Milton guided students toward the right path and now retirement is the next step for her.
She has been a part of Gentry High School through nine principals and nine superintendents.
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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.
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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.
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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
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