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Cops and Robbers October 17, 2019

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On Sunday at 7:27 p.m., Kayla Renay Weatherspoon, 19, 347 Crittenden St, Greenville and Ladedra Marsha Bryant, 19, 118 South Sunset Terrace, Jackson were arrested and charged with shoplifting after a Walmart employee said they stole $44 worth of sweaters.



Blues Challenge winner

Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band from Greenville won the 16th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge at Club Ebony this past Sunday afternoon.  Keith, who is sometimes called the “Prince of the Delta Blues,” is a Delta State graduate of their Delta Music Institute program.  The Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola will ha


Church News October 17, 2019

Fall Revival

Cruger First Apostolic Church, located at 158 Blanchard Street at the corner of Hwy. 49 in Cruger, will host a Fall Revival at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Suffragan Bishop Melvin Falkner, pastor of Zion Tabernacle Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Entergy talks proposed $138M Sunflower County solar farm

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Entergy’s footprint in Sunflower County is about to get a lot bigger.

The utility, which services much of the Delta, announced last week that it is partnering with Recurrent Energy on a $138 million solar panel farm that will be located on a 1,000-acre site in the northern part of the county near Ruleville.


Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Marilyn Hemphill Tinnin

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1919

Mrs. Kate Faison, who has been doing trained nurse duties for our Army in Belgium and France for several months has landed in New York and will be home soon.

Miss Norma Heard has been visiting relatives in Yazoo City and from there will go to Gulfport.




Profile 2019: Indianola's new fire chief, assistant chief keeping department safe

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Firefighter safety is at the top of the list of main concerns for Indianola’s fire chief and assistant chief.

After nearly a year in office, Chief Orlando Battle and Assistant Chief William “Bill” Alford said making sure that the firefighters are safe and healthy for the future is their number one priority.






Locked out of lockup: Moorhead chief, officers suspended

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Moorhead Police Chief Bobby Walker said he and four of his fellow officers, including Assistant Chief Sherry Myers, have been locked out of his office and the police department by the city manager and they want to know why.

In addition, Walker and Officer Patrick Mitchell have been suspended from duty.


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Candidates meet in public forum

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.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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.






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