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.
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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.
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.
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, 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!
The city of Indianola is trying to bench some roundballers.
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.
Governor Launches Workforce Training Initiative to Aid Mississippi Workers and Employers Burdened by COVID-19By PRESS RELEASE,
Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced launch of the ReSkill Mississippi initiative (ReSkillMS) to help ease the economic burden and uncertainty this pandemic has created for our state's workforce.
For a fifth year, the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) has awarded more than $200,000 in grants for 12 projects focused on cultural heritage development in communities across the Mississippi Delta.
A Tennessee woman has been arrested for aiding Arthur Lestrick’s escape from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this week.
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.
Call it a trial run.
The administrators, faculty and staff of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District held a first day of school simulation on Thursday morning, traveling from the central office by bus to Carver Elementary.
The B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center announced last week that it has closed once again.
The museum is reportedly closed until at least Aug. 4, according to a Facebook post by the museum.
Mississippi’s representatives in Washington are leading the charge in seeking relief for rural hospitals that are affected more every day by the coronavirus.
Edwinna Currie Edwards, 96, of Indianola, died Monday, July 20, 2020, at her home.
The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $16 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an AMBER ALERT for 3-year-old Zaikeith Horn of Greenville.
Zaikeith Horn is described as a black male 3-feet-2 inches tall weighing 35 pounds with brown eyes and black braided hair.
Horn was last seen wearing burgundy tee shirt with animal print and black pants.
Indianola Academy’s seniors did not let COVID-19 nor the rain put a damper on their graduation plans this week.
Sunflower County Sheriff James Haywood described the situation at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman late Thursday as “contained” and “under control.”
This comes hours after the second inmate in as many days was killed as a result of what has been described by multiple officials as riots.
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.
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.
It appears there will be at least three runoff elections in Sunflower County on August 27.
The votes are not certified at this point, and the totals do not reflect affidavits, but there were only a total of 84 affidavits countywide at the end of the primary elections on Tuesday.
When I was 12 years old, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. This is a day that I will never forget. I remember vividly the preacher of my home church putting his arm around my shoulders and leaning over to talk to me about this important decision.
Marilyn Tinnin grew up watching her mother, Marie Hemphill, scramble to write and meet deadlines her entire childhood.
When it came time to leave Indianola for college, she knew she did not want to lead the life of the journalist, but that doesn’t mean she did not have a passion for writing.
Going back into my archives I pulled up a story that had slipped my memory for many years. Someone had sent me an email about a young child traveling with his mother down the interstate. It was raining at a steady pace and the windshield wipers were working great moving the rain away.
The Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Gentry senior Amarni Bell. Bell’s anticipated career choice is sports management, with a dream job of playing in the NFL. He enjoys working out in his spare time. He is pictured (right) with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Daniels of Indianola announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Anna Daniels of Indianola, to Donald Alexander Sykes of Indianola. The prospective bride-groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Glenn Sykes of Indianola.
Doddsville citizens will not be voting at the Health Department building for the June 26 U.S. Senate runoff election, and the change of venue will likely be permanent.
Tuesday voters will go to the Doddsville Community Center located at 144 Eastland Street.
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.
It all started with a name.
Carol Ann Skelton was browsing Facebook when she saw a familiar surname that caught her eye.
The name was John DeFoore Jr., a profile that showed up on her Facebook feed, recommending the man as someone Skelton might know.
Outgoing Indianola Rotary Club President Grant Phillips passed the gavel of leadership to Second Vice-President Rob Taylor during the Tuesday gathering of Rotarians at Newman Hall.
Phillips thanked the group for their support and acknowledged that it has been a learning experience for him.
The town of Drew may soon get its first grocery store.
According to District 5 Supervisor Gloria Dickerson she and other community members have put forth a collaborative effort to bring the project to fruition.
From left, Fran Veazey, Laura Chappel Zepponi and Mae Veazey raised $124 dollars at their neighborhood lemonade stand that they chose to donate to the Hough-Dement Animal Shelter.
Another Delta police chief recently announced his resignation. Chief Albert Carter top law enforcement officer for the Inverness police forced announced his plans to leave the position and take on a new role as a Parole Probation Agent 1 at the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood.
The 2018 Good Friday service held at Mount Beulah Baptist Church brought together another great collection of speakers as each briefly touched upon the last seven sayings of Christ from the cross.
Dr. Larry Nabors, President of MDCC, Leigh Lovelace, Delta Fit Director, and