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Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: An update on Laura Walden

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

MAY 1919

FRONT PAGE AD:  The Delta Penny Savings Bank solicits your account, no matter how small or large. J. E. Walker, President; W. S. Stephenson, Vice President.

W. E. Chapman is attending the press association meeting this week.








IA Beautification Club donates can tabs to Ronald McDonald House

Indianola Academy students and Beautification Club collected and donated seventeen gallons of aluminum can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Memphis.  The money received from recycling these tabs will be used to help support the services The Ronald McDonald House provides to families of children undergoing treatment at St.




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‘I think God put me on Earth to be a helper’: Britt takes gavel as the 2019 president of Indianola Chamber Main Street

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Cherrie Britt has been a volunteer all her life.

A native of Skene, located just outside of Cleveland, Britt has lived in Indianola for over two decades. She’s raised two children here, and recently she assumed the role of one of the city’s top volunteers.




Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: An update on a special class of nurses

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

 MAY 1919

  Before buying a lot in Indianola, see W. M Faison’s elegant new addition on West side.

 

NOTES FROM THE EDITOR,

J A. RICHARDSON  Build good roads new roads regardless of cost, and see how quickly good times will come down these roads



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Local organizations get grants from Community Foundation

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Three Sunflower County organizations were recipients of grants awarded recently by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

According to a release by the Community Foundation, grants were awarded to the B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center, Delta Grace and the Sunflower County Freedom Project.




Indianola man arrested in connection with Monday morning theft, 82 accident

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

An Indianola man is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase through the city that resulted in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 82.

At least one person had to be airlifted to a Jackson hospital as a result. Police arrested Edwin Sims of Stonewall Drive and charged him with felony fleeing.



Sliding into home: After playing pro ball, Cummins returns to Sunflower County

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Brandon Cummins has lived the life most young baseball players dream about when they go to sleep at night.

The Drew native and former Delta State Statesmen worked his way onto an independent league roster and then onto the Chicago Cubs Single-A affiliate South Bend’s team a year ago.



That last Christmas: Family reflects on senseless tragedy and the end of their three-year quest for justice

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The moon was nearly full.

Joyce Hull and Linda Hull Arant were making the drive home from a picture perfect Christmas celebration in Oxford.

The Delta sky was clear, and they were just a few miles from Indianola when their lives were suddenly cut short.


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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.




City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.


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