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.
Dozens of citizens showed up to last week’s community forum on violence at 6:20 that evening thinking they were getting there early enough to get a good seat.
Those folks were sadly disappointed as the crowd was already lined up outside the entry to the Gin at the B.B. King Museum.
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.
100 YEARS AGO,
John Neill has just returned from overseas and is visiting Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Neill.
Miss Maurice Gresham who has been attending summer school at the University of Alabama returned home Monday.
Robyn Marlow came to North Sunflower Medical Center over two decades ago for a social work internship.
She would eventually work at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility for eight years, and after leaving for a brief time, she returned to the hospital as Director of Community Relations.
Journey 2019: Ric Grant has earned praise for his musical abilities, but he says he owes those skills to GodBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
Organist Richard Willis Grant II, more commonly recognized as simply Ric Grant, believes that when God gives you a talent you give it back to Him and that’s how he has spent his life-giving back to God and giving back to others to honor God.
Construction on Drew’s Park Avenue is still not completed, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
On Monday, Sunflower County Engineer Ron Cassada told the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors that he should have a possible completion date by the end of the week, after a meeting with the contractor.
A suspect who had been wanted in connection with the death of an Indianola man late last week is in custody, according to the Indianola Police Department.
IPD reported Thursday that LaDarius Snipes, the suspect named by police in today’s print edition, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.
Today we celebrate Independence Day, the day the colonies declared themselves free of the English.
Great men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and a host of other patriots risked their lives and their fortunes to declare that Americans were no longer subject to the tyrannical rule of King George.
Members of the Linn Volunteer Fire Department get a call in the middle of the night.
It’s a neighboring rural fire department, requesting full manpower.
Or in the case of Linn’s bunch, man and womanpower.
Among those who arrive in their turnout gear, ready to help supply backup and water is Petey Mixon.
That last Christmas: Family reflects on senseless tragedy and the end of their three-year quest for justiceBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
The moon was nearly full.
Joyce Hull and Linda Hull Arant were making the drive home from a picture perfect Christmas celebration in Oxford.
The Delta sky was clear, and they were just a few miles from Indianola when their lives were suddenly cut short.
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