I have been blessed because of family reunions held by my wife’s family and my family. Most of the family members came, however some could not. It was great to visit with those that I have not seen in a while and for others to do the same.
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Gov. Tate Reeves has the ability to be what he calls “an honest broker.”
He often tells it like it is during his afternoon press briefings, but during Tuesday’s presser, when it came to the question of high school and college athletics, particularly high school football, he could not provide clear answers.
The phrase “all politics are local” is most commonly attributed to former U.S. House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, D-Massachusetts.
It’s a catchy saying, but it isn’t necessarily so, especially in this day of instant communication through social media and out-of-state political action groups helping fund state candidates.
Restoration Ministries Christian Academy is planning a mid-August start to in-person instruction.
The school said it plans to open its doors August 17, and instruction will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The school has outlined a host of health and safety guidelines ahead of its reopening.
As part of its continued efforts to prioritize safety while monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the university and surrounding communities, Mississippi Valley State University has announced plans to implement a phased approach to instructional methods and the returning of MVSU students to campus.
“I’m running out of people”: Sheriff says COVID-19 taking toll on deputies and staff, supervisors want more fines issuedBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
Sheriff James Haywood said on Monday that the COVID-19 crisis is causing him to run out of people.
In a Sunflower County Board of Supervisors meeting, he presented two individuals as new hires and elaborated on some of the circumstances that are affecting his workforce.
“I’ve been playing every single day”:Van Cleve finds time for golf, playing independent league ball during busy summerBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
Ben Van Cleve is not one to stay still for long.
The former Indianola Academy and Northwest Mississippi Community College star had quickly made a name for himself on the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team before the college season was brought to a screeching halt due to COVID-19 back in April.
Although there are no current plans to delay the start of the 2020 football season at Indianola Academy, the school did announce this week that it will not have its annual Meet the Colonels program. This long-standing tradition usually draws a large crowd to Legion Field.
Graveside services for Nell Pennebaker Stevens, 87, of Indianola will be
held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21at Southside Cemetery in Inverness. She
passed away Sunday July 19, 2020 at Indywood Personal Care Home in
Indianola. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home,
The patient load at North Sunflower Medical Center is picking up, but the Ruleville-based hospital is currently experiencing a shortage of nurses.
Director of Nurses Hannah Barrett told The E-T this week that the hospital has lost several nurses over the past few weeks for a variety of reasons.
Graveside services for Revella Moffett Lee of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Lee, 53, died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at South Sunflower County Hospital.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippians are urged not to open or plant packets of unknown seeds that are appearing unsolicited in mailboxes, seemingly shipped from China.
The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University is among 11 institutions that have been awarded Landmarks of American History and Culture grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Mississippi’s sales tax holiday is less than 24 hours away.
This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and will end at midnight on Saturday.
For those 24 hours, sales tax is not due on articles of clothing, footwear or school supplies if the sales price of a single item is less than $100.
100 YEARS AGO,
LEGAL NOTICE: It is unlawful for any person to sell meat from a wagon within the limits of Indianola by order of the Board, signed W. M. Lockhart, Mayor.
No sale was the consensus of the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors on Monday after hearing opinions on whether or not to sell a county building in Drew to the T.J. Beall company.
Billy Doyle Peeples, 69, of Indianola, passed away July 18, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
Over 50 rising kindergarten students in Sunflower County are already back in the classroom.
The Promise Schools, which are operated through Delta Health Alliance, have been in session this summer, helping to prepare dozens of area students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.
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.
The Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Gentry Student of the Week is Sylvester Washington. The junior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in sports management with a dream job of being an NFL coach. His favorite hobbies are making money and hanging out with friends. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Todd Lott, of New Albany, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Lott, to Garon Grant Muncher.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Lott of Greenville and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Rhodes Hughes of Inverness.
Bringing it all back home: Dr. L. Ray Matthews’ vitamin D3 patent was just approved, and he plans to develop it and others in Indianola in the coming yearsBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
It seemed like destiny that Dr. Leslie Ray Matthews would someday enter the field of medicine, and for the Indianola native and Gentry High School graduate, that story came to be reality in a huge way.
Thomas E. Edwards Sr. High School basketball standout Jacorriah Bracey will be taking her talents to the Southeastern Conference next season as she signed with Ole Miss Wednesday. Bracey was recently selected to The Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen team for a second straight year.
Mary Margaret White has been around storytellers for most of her life.
Growing up in Drew during early childhood, she already had a knack for the written word, and as the town’s shops began to close during the 1980s and 90s, more people began to congregate at her father’s Main Street gift and appliance store.
Mound Bayou-based Delta Health Center conducted a two-day mobile COVID-19 testing site in Indianola on April 29 and 30 and the results are in and only about 1.7 percent of the people who took advantage of the clinic tested positive for the Coronavirus.
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