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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.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has joined Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and others calling on federal health agencies to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth.
District 1 Supervisor Glenn Donald expressed ire on Monday over the way several homeowners are handling their properties in the Eastmoor Subdivision in Moorhead.
He alluded to residents who seemingly lack pride when it comes to the upkeep of their surroundings.
The start of the 2020 football season for Mississippi Delta Community College will get off to a later start than usual, but the Trojans are still set for an eight-game slate in the upcoming season.
Patricia Kremser Monroe, 74, of Ridgeland, passed away June 16, 2020 at Provisions Living in Hattiesburg after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born Sept. 2, 1945 in Greenville and was a 1963 graduate of St. Joseph High School. She attended Delta State University. She had a career as a legal secretary for 40-plus years.
A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the capture of Mississippi State Penitentiary escapee Arthur Lestrick.
Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28. He is serving life for capital murder in Copiah County. He was sentenced Nov. 18, 2009.
Lion Randy Randall welcomed Henley Harrell from South Sunflower County Hospital as The Lions’ recent guest speaker.
A 64-year-old inmate hospitalized since May at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has died.
Bobby Neil McFalls died Wednesday afternoon. He was being treated for a terminal illness, according to the Sunflower County coroner. An autopsy will be done, however, for an official cause and manner of death.
The number of deaths in Sunflower County due to COVID-19 has now apparently hit nine.
According to Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Monday count of 8 did not include the death Burton reported to the public on Sunday.
Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead.
Mr. Hunt, 34, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Moorhead.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Linda Lou Batton Gray passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, Tenn.
On Thursday, Governor Tate Reeves introduced a new mandate that he said is "likely to become" a new executive order.
Scheduled to go into effect early next week, the proposed commission imposes tighter restrictions on 13 of the state's 82 counties, one of those Sunflower.
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.
Indianola Academy’s seniors did not let COVID-19 nor the rain put a damper on their graduation plans this week.
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Our paper was presented a large white fleecy boll of cotton this week by Mrs. Shaw who lives just North of town. She is generally known as “Aunt Patty” and is a progressive farmer. She manages her farm in its entirety and when Aunt Patty cracks the whip, everything in the place must move
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.
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.
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.
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.
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