If you’re like most people, you don’t recognize the name Gina Raimondo. George Will, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, thinks that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should recognize her most of all.
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When people are desperate, they are more inclined to do dumb things. To Mississippi’s credit, it avoided that trap when it went shopping for personal protective equipment in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
I remember the first COVID-19 day, kind of. It was surreal and governors across America shut down their states. Some sooner than others, some with far reaching power that gets folks’ attention. And not always for the good. I work at home so being sequestered didn’t seem to be that big of deal to me.
Are the concrete chicken, big urn, and home-made toadstools in my garden antiques, heirlooms, or just old? Not too many folks get bogged down in semantics, but there are subtle differences in those terms.
Kayla Allen: Mississippi Delta Community College: Dean’s Scholarship: $6,120
Millsaps College: Academic Excellence Scholarship: $4,000
Millsaps College: 2nd Century Scholarship: $112,000
Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant: $1,000
Peyton Barnes: Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant: $1,000
W. Stacey Gillison, AFM with Agriworld, Inc. in Lake Village was recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) for 25 years of Membership within the Organization.
Coaches prep for gridiron return: Gentry, Thomas E. Edwards look to safely hit the practice field soonBy PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,
These Coronavirus times may be uncertain but plans for the 2020 high school football season have begun to be put into place.
Most recently, the Mississippi High School Athletic Association announced that June 1 will be the date which its member schools may begin their summer workout schedule.
The banner is now up at South Sunflower County Hospital, provided by First Baptist Church of Indianola, Andy Daniels, State Farm Agent and Family Dental Care, the sign pays tribute to the front line heroes working at the hospital.
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The police chief of the town of Sunflower is getting some national publicity by way of social media this week.
Chief Bobby Walker Sr. shared his thoughts earlier today about the situation involving the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn.
Correction: Sunflower Police Chief Bobby Walker has issued a statement stating that the 9mm clip seen the photo is not evidence in this case. The E-T apologizes for any confusion brought on by the photo. Walker said his officer would not have handled evidence from the scene without gloves.
An early morning shooting in Moorhead on Friday spilled over into Indianola and left at least two people injured.
Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced efforts to extend the unemployment benefits provided to help Mississippi workers and their families hard-hit by COVID-19.
Customers will be returning to restaurants and families will be going to state parks later this week, but salons and barber shops will remain closed for the time being.
Gov. Tate Reeves announced today that he would not be allowing this industry to open to the public due to health concerns.
Stephon Simpson is going to medical school.
The 2012 Gentry High School graduate and 2018 Mississippi Valley State University grad told The E-T back in January 2019 – when he took a position teaching biology in Ruleville - that he has wanted to become a doctor since he was 3 years old.
Indianola Academy’s seniors did not let COVID-19 nor the rain put a damper on their graduation plans this week.
Twin’s Stop and Save is a family-owned and operated convenience store that is grooming the next generation of entrepreneurs for the Bolden family.
Autrey Bolden passed down his knowledge of business to his twin grandsons, Justin and Jason Hall.
Mound Bayou-based Delta Health Center conducted a two-day mobile COVID-19 testing site in Indianola on April 29 and 30 and the results are in and only about 1.7 percent of the people who took advantage of the clinic tested positive for the Coronavirus.
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.
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.
Richard Swenson wrote a New York Times Best Seller in 2004 titled Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives.
He defined margin as the space that exists between ourselves and our limits.
The Indianola Police Department, Fire Department and Recreation Department will be hosting Fireworks at the Hut tonight.
The July 4 celebration will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a free fireworks show around 8:15.
There will be bounce houses for the kids and free hot dogs.
A couple of weeks ago, The Enterprise-Tocsin went to Drew, a town we hope we’ll be spending more time in moving forward.
Drew is an underserved community in just about every way, and there are things, good and bad, that need covering in the community.
Construction on Drew’s Park Avenue is still not completed, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
On Monday, Sunflower County Engineer Ron Cassada told the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors that he should have a possible completion date by the end of the week, after a meeting with the contractor.
Today we celebrate Independence Day, the day the colonies declared themselves free of the English.
Great men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and a host of other patriots risked their lives and their fortunes to declare that Americans were no longer subject to the tyrannical rule of King George.
100 YEARS AGO,
John Neill has just returned from overseas and is visiting Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Neill.
Miss Maurice Gresham who has been attending summer school at the University of Alabama returned home Monday.
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.
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