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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.
What to do when the hydrangeas stop flowering by July?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S.
The B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center plans to open its doors for the first time since March on July 7.
According to the museum, hours will be limited to Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The museum will be closed Sunday and Monday of each week for now.
Nita Norphlet-Thompson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Head Start Association (MHSA), knows first-hand the impact thec can have on vital funding for Mississippians. Her knowledge and passion have inspired Head Start in Mississippi to help make sure thousands more Mississippians are counted in the 2020 census.
A shoplifter came away from Walmart with a little more than he intended on Friday night after he was arrested and charged with a felony.
The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center has been awarded an $11,100 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.
The long-ago Lost Cause for which the American Civil War was fought is embedded in Mississippi’s official state flag.
This serves as a constant reminder to many residents that the battle ain’t over, in America. As a quick refresher, the Civil War was fought in this country from April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865.
This is an open letter to Darnella Frazier, the woman who filmed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, written and read by Dr. Sade Turnipseed at Indianola’s 100 Man March last Thursday. Turnipseed is pictured above reading the letter on the steps of the Sunflower County Courthouse.
A Tennessee woman has been arrested for aiding Arthur Lestrick’s escape from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this week.
Note: The following is a release from Entergy
Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day event held Saturday, February 1 at Gentry High School in Indianola from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. George Riley Freeman of Sunflower announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie Freeman, to Tabor Andrews McDowell IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tabor Andrews McDowell Ill of Indianola.
Five committees of Delta Council will meet the morning of Friday, November 22 at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Entrepreneurial Center in Stoneville at 10 a.m., followed by a keynote address from Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
Chawla Hotels has undergone a rebranding.
Hotelier Suresh Chawla announced this week the formation of his new management company, Delta Lodging Group LLC.
The two men who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman made it all the way to Tennessee before being captured.
David May, 42, was captured just north of the Mississippi-Tennessee border on Sunday morning.
There were a lot of impactful races statewide on Tuesday, but here’s a look at the most pertinent races in Sunflower County.
These results are unofficial and do not include affidavits or curbside votes.
It is worth noting that there were only 84 total affidavit votes in the county at the end of the night.
Since we are in the midst of a communication revolution, and people are beginning to absorb more information, I decided to share a true story of how the savior got lost in translation.
But first I would like to tell you the story of Ianus, the two-faced metaphoric god of ancient Rome.
Pages from the past special: Frances Hull’s 1948 speech “When I Was Eager” to the Indianola 20th Century ClubBy FRANCES HULL LONGTIME COUMMUNITY LEADER,
Editor’s Note: This speech was written in 1948 by Frances Hull and was delivered to the Indianola 20th Century Club. The E-T is running it as a special edition of our Pages from the Past, as Charlotte Buchanan is recovering from an injury. Get well soon, Mrs. Charlotte.