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Five-minute meeting’s minutes raise controversy


There was an issue with getting all of the minutes from previous meetings approved during Monday night's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting, which featured a combined agenda because, of late, the city leaders have been experiencing some difficulty in coming together to vote on items due to a lack of a quorum.

Lillie M. McDuffy-Williams

Graveside services for Lillie M. McDuffy-Williams of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. McDuffy-Williams, 77, died Sunday, August 2, 2020.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Garner Atkins

Graveside services for Elizabeth Garner Atkins of Clinton will be at 12 noon Monday, Aug. 10 at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Midnight.

Ms. Atkins, 93, died Monday, August 3, 2020.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Monday at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni which is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel” Danny" Dale Herring

Graveside services for Daniel” Danny" Dale Herring were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 4 at Lehrton Cemetery, Ruleville.

Mr. Herring, age 57, died Saturday, August 1, 2020 at his residence in Ruleville.

Survivors include his wife of eleven years, Fran Hamblen.

Sheila Diane Hester

Sheila Diane Hester, age 70, of Picayune, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Sheila was born Sept. 13, 1949 in Isola and graduated from Indianola High School in 1967. She retired from the State of Mississippi in 2000 to enjoy life!

MDCC to offer Trojan CARES Grant

A quality education at an affordable price has always been at the foundation for Mississippi Delta Community College. Now through the Trojan CARES Grant, that education has an even better value. MDCC will be awarding 1,000 students a $500 grant to help with their Fall 2020 expenses.


Reeves' next wave of restrictions to impact Sunflower County


Sunflower County is one of 13 that will soon be under stricter social distancing guidelines.

According to Gov. Tate Reeves, he will sign an executive order that will restrict the number of people gathering indoors in Sunflower County, and 12 other counties, to 10 people, and he will restrict outdoor gatherings to 20 or fewer.


Mayor: Sunflower County has first case of confirmed COVID-19


It appears that Sunflower County has its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus COVID-19. 

Few details are available but Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal confirmed the case in a Friday evening post. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health had not confirmed the case in its daily report of confirmed cases on Friday.

Police asking for help in search of missing Indianola man


Indianola police are asking the public's help in locating 63-year-old David James Markham. His aunt reported that she has not seen Markham in about four months.

On April 2 at 3:39 p.m., she told officers that she has talked to several other family members, both in-state and out-of-state and they have not heard from Markham either.


Girl Scouts adopt highway

Girl Scouts Troops 30105 & 30123 partnered with the Mic Magazine on litter prevention in an effort to continue to keep the community clean in a designated area through Adopt-a-Highway. The location starts at the Capps Center and stretches for four miles west on U.S.



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