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Sunflower County crew helps save woman, daughter from water

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

A Yazoo City woman and her daughter are alive today because of the help of several strangers, including four from Sunflower County.

Jackie Jenkins, Jack Jenkins, Connor Moore and Seth Todd were looking to unwind last week by doing some fishing on the coast, but that would not be their first experience in the water that day.


Journey 2020: Shantilla Nash has knack for creating exciting new designs

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

If you are ever looking for something that is simply unique, then you should probably look no further than Shantilla Nash.

We all know that Indianola and Sunflower County are loaded with talented people of all sorts, and Nash’s name definitely needs to be on that list.





First Senior Pastor Destination is a Familiar One for Hunter Goodin

By BY MARK H. STOWERS FOR THE E-T,

Duck hunting first brought Hunter Goodin to Drew and the young hunter was hooked on the rich land that produces abundant crops for farmers and provides plenty of water for ducks. His father would later buy into a private duck hunting club that built on that foundational love.



Four local heroes:Sunflower County crew helps save woman, daughter from water

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

A Yazoo City woman and her daughter are alive today because of the help of several strangers, including four from Sunflower County.

Jackie Jenkins, Jack Jenkins, Connor Moore and Seth Todd were looking to unwind last week by doing some fishing on the coast, but that would not be their first experience in the water that day.



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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.





Loved ones remember young woman shot and killed last Friday

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

On Friday, April 10, Alberta Garner’s life was cut short just before dawn after shots rang out on Garrard Avenue in Indianola.

Gardner is the city’s second female victim of gunfire this year, and according to police reports, she is likely the second innocent bystander to be killed in Indianola since March.


Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.





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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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