Jackie Ledell Robison, 68, of Sunflower, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.
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Services for Ray Woods Jr. of Indianola were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Mr. Woods, 72, departed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola, which was in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Wagner McCandless, 92, of Indianola, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at her home.
Services for Alberta Robertson of Moorhead will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Swan Lake Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.
Ms. Robertson, 63, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Services for Ernest Webb of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Webb, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the recapture of Dillon Dewayne Williams, an inmate who escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman apparently on Friday.
Mississippi Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in the case.
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Indianola Police Chief Edrick Hall was on hand at the Indianola Rotary Club this week, inviting members to attend what he predicts will be a standing room only community forum at the B.B. King Museum, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight. The forum is being held to address short-term solutions to Indianola’s gun violence issues.
Sunflower County’s lone representative on the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team in 2019 got some stage time in the Music City during Monday’s 38-28 Music City Bowl loss to Louisville. Timbs is pictured (second from end) top left with Mary Eliza McCarly, Mary Madaline, Tim and Phyllis Timbs.
The Grenada Campus of Holmes Community College held its 2019 Fall Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Corey Forum. Sunflower County residents Rhonda Prado and Victoria W. Fears were among the graduates.
Sunflower County held its swearing in ceremony on Monday and 14 incumbents and newly elected officials took the oath of office for their respective positions.
In a press release dated January 8, Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton announced the death of another inmate at the state penitentiary at Parchman; however, Burton stated that this latest loss of life was not due to murder.
Retired Education Personnel
The Retired Education Personnel of Sunflower County will meet at 1 p.m. TOMORROW at the Henry Seymour Library. All retirees are encouraged to attend!
The Delta construction scene was changed in 1976 for the better when David Smith found his way to Inverness.
The Indianola Police Department, Fire Department and Recreation Department will be hosting Fireworks at the Hut tonight.
The July 4 celebration will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a free fireworks show around 8:15.
There will be bounce houses for the kids and free hot dogs.
A couple of weeks ago, The Enterprise-Tocsin went to Drew, a town we hope we’ll be spending more time in moving forward.
Drew is an underserved community in just about every way, and there are things, good and bad, that need covering in the community.
Disaster relief legislation that was backed by U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and passed by an overwhelming majority of the Senate this week failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives due to a lone objection.
Sunflower County left ‘voiceless’: District 22 plan pulls county’s largest voter base from 13, qualified candidates not happy with LegislatureBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
A proposed plan to redraw Senate Districts 13 and 22 is now in the hands of U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves.
According to District 13 Senator Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, the proposed plan passed the House and Senate and was sent to Reeves days before the appointed April 3 deadline.
100 YEARS AGO,
Before buying a lot in Indianola, see W. M Faison’s elegant new addition on West side.
NOTES FROM THE EDITOR,
J A. RICHARDSON Build good roads new roads regardless of cost, and see how quickly good times will come down these roads
100 YEARS AGO,
From the Editor, J. A. Richardson: Women, to be sure, lack some of the intellectual abilities of the superior man. Such as, spitting tobacco juice all over the sidewalks.
The Gentry High School Choir and ensembles got a taste of Hollywood recently, taking home more awards at the Calabasas Performing Arts Center. The group has been invited back to the Carnegie Hall Festival of Gold Concert in 2020 in New York.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
I’ve only been to Parchman in uniform. Back in the 1970s our Little League baseball division consisted of Isola, Inverness, Moorhead, Sunflower and Parchman.
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.
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.
The prospect of a new wellness and physical therapy center is groundbreaking news for the city of Indianola.
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.
Dr. Larry Nabors, President of MDCC, Leigh Lovelace, Delta Fit Director, and
Gentry High School Teacher and Jobs for Americas Graduates Specialist Bettye Sims-Hawkins was honored as an outstanding JAG Specialist at the 34th annual National Training Seminar held in Las Vegas July 10 to July 14.
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.
Photo by Recardo Thomas