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Alex Deason, who in his first year as Indianola Academy’s girls soccer coach took the team to a state title win, was the recipient of the school’s coach of the year award.
It’s Now six months since COVID-19 became a household word. Let’s breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn’t anything as bad as the Spanish Flu of 1918.
The Spanish Flu death rate was 6,300 people per million, mainly young adults in the prime of life.
100 YEARS AGO,
J. A. RICHARDSON, EDITORIAL: Pay no attention to the miserable poverty plan by Southern. If they are not competent businessmen, let them step aside so capable men can take charge.
LOCAL NEWS: Dr. Wasson of Moorhead was in town Monday for business before the Board of Supervisors.
What to do when the hydrangeas stop flowering by July?
Indianola police made the following arrests,
Indianola police reported no arrests this week.
In other calls,
On Thursday at 2:57 p.m., a 53-year-old Oak Street man said someone stole his identity in order to receive unemployment funds.
On Thursday, June 18 a few local members from Gentry High School’s Golden Class of 1970 decided to don their souvenir golden caps and gowns for a photo shoot at their alma mater.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has joined Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and others calling on federal health agencies to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in Sunflower County jumped from 452 to 470 on Friday.
The total number of deaths did not change from eight the previous day, according to information provided by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The Mississippi Senate voted today to dedicate $150 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to K-12 education needs amid COVID-19. The goal is equipping every Mississippi student with a laptop or tablet and improving connectivity for distance learning.
Patricia Kremser Monroe, 74, of Ridgeland, passed away June 16, 2020 at Provisions Living in Hattiesburg after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born Sept. 2, 1945 in Greenville and was a 1963 graduate of St. Joseph High School. She attended Delta State University. She had a career as a legal secretary for 40-plus years.
A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the capture of Mississippi State Penitentiary escapee Arthur Lestrick.
Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28. He is serving life for capital murder in Copiah County. He was sentenced Nov. 18, 2009.
Lion Randy Randall welcomed Henley Harrell from South Sunflower County Hospital as The Lions’ recent guest speaker.
The number of deaths in Sunflower County due to COVID-19 has now apparently hit nine.
According to Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Monday count of 8 did not include the death Burton reported to the public on Sunday.
A request by the T.J. Beall company to purchase county-owned property in Drew was tabled after a company official and county leaders failed to reach a concrete agreement during Monday's Sunflower County Board of Supervisors' meeting.
Linda Lou Batton Gray passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, Tenn.
Sunflower County officials have confirmed a Friday morning death in the county is likely related to COVID-19.
The redrawn lines for Districts 13 and 22 will be in effect for tomorrow’s primary elections.
I don’t think everyday parables ever end.
I have had a desire—well actually, desire, is not the word—I have had an obsessive compulsive, out-of-control perceived need for a real tomato sandwich lately.
Diane Allison Britt, 77, of Indianola, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.
Forrest Gump, quoting his mother, was right: “Stupid is as stupid does.”
The fictional Gump, in the unlikely event you never saw the 1994 hit movie starring Tom Hanks as a slow-witted Southern boy who shows up and prevails in historical events of his generation, popularized the term which can have different meanings.
SSCH part of consortium that will bring eight new family medicine residents to the Mississippi DeltaBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
Healthcare in Sunflower County is about to change drastically, thanks to an influx of new doctors who will be training in Indianola as part of a new family medicine residency program based out of Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Adult daycares in the city of Indianola will have to close their doors during the duration of the city’s declaration of emergency.
The Robert L. Merritt Jr. High Rams could not pull off a win this time against the Drew Hunter Middle School Eagles. Above running back RoDarius Plain makes a dash for the goal line, but cornerback Terence Armstrong of Drew was not about to let that happen. The junior Rams fell by a score of 20-8.
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.
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