Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer paid a special visit to Indianola last Friday. Hyer made her appearance at Planters Bank’s Catchings Ave. branch, speaking to dozens of local kids and visiting with the community in the lobby afterward.
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The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Deonta Robinson. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in science after graduation this spring. His dream job is to be an engineer. In his spare time he enjoys playing X-Box. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Jobs Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.
Mississippi Valley State University’s own Barbara Baymon will keynote the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration this year.
According to the event’s committee, Baymon will head up the 35th annual MLK Birthday Celebration Program this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Indianola.
Bill Lee (right) spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the Civil War battle of Franklin, Tenn. Lee detailed much of the history of the battle and its connections to Mississippi. He was the guest of Rotarian David Baird (left).
Photo: Bryan Davis
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Winds were howling, light poles were mangled and property was destroyed across the Delta this past weekend.
Hundreds of linemen came out to do their jobs to bring the lights back on from the cities to the sticks.
Another inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was found deceased over the weekend in an apparent suicide.
Photos by Dominick Bellipanni
Martin Luther King Jr. was the epitome of nonviolence.
Baird & Stallings CPAs, PA has added two new associate partners and has promoted a longtime employee.
Webb A. Baird, CPA and Drew Daniel, CPA have been admitted as associate partners and Ray Hawkins has been promoted to senior manager.
The number of colleges and universities nationwide that confront student food insecurity continues to rise.
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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.
The Indianola Police Department announced Thursday that a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Aquavius Hines is in custody.
At least one inmate from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman is presumed missing tonight, as officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections are actively counting inmates at the prison in northern Sunflower County.
Just days after Indianola’s fifth homicide victim of 2019 was laid to rest - and his accused assailant charged and jailed - police are on the search for suspects in yet another senseless act of violence.
Photographs that have been circulating on social media since Friday evening showing what appears to be prison-issued clothing found at a property in Bolivar County are related to the reported escape of two inmates from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Senseless gun violence has claimed the future of yet another Indianola man in the prime of his life.
And as with any such act, it has left an irreplaceable void in a family and the community.
On December 13, 28-year-old Travis Shaw became the latest victim in a string of tragic young deaths one month before his 29th birthday.
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.
Pages from the past special: Frances Hull’s 1948 speech “When I Was Eager” to the Indianola 20th Century ClubBy FRANCES HULL LONGTIME COUMMUNITY LEADER,
Editor’s Note: This speech was written in 1948 by Frances Hull and was delivered to the Indianola 20th Century Club. The E-T is running it as a special edition of our Pages from the Past, as Charlotte Buchanan is recovering from an injury. Get well soon, Mrs. Charlotte.
As of press time this week, Indianola’s murder rate stood at five for 2019.
Violent crime during the past 12 months has taken a particularly hard toll on young men in the community, between the lives taken and the lives ruined over the deadly shootings.
The two men who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman made it all the way to Tennessee before being captured.
David May, 42, was captured just north of the Mississippi-Tennessee border on Sunday morning.
The prospect of a new wellness and physical therapy center is groundbreaking news for the city of Indianola.
The path to Glory is straight and narrow, but the road that led to one of Sunflower County’s newest communities in 1919 was anything but.
The twists and turns taken for about 12 miles heading north from Indianola led directly to the name Roundaway.
One man and one woman are in custody, and another man is being sought in relation to a night of violence in Indianola that took the life of 24-year-old Deaubrey Roscoe and left two other people injured and hospitalized.
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.
A Greenwood man who allegedly took $8,000 from Humphreys County High School seniors and left them stranded in a parking lot instead of on their class trip was arrested Tuesday by Greenwood police and charged with felony defrauding under false pretenses.
Delta job-seekers are encouraged to be in Cleveland on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., for a Toyota Mississippi job fair being held at the United Family Life Center at 1101 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drive.
Docia England of Greenville has been named the Good Middling Community Service Award Recipient for 2019. Docia will be recognized at the 84th Annual Delta Council Day on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) in Cleveland.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other statewide office.
A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.
Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.
Join GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi on May 16 at 7 p.m. for A Conversation With GRAMMY® winners, William Ferris and David Evans, on Voices of Mississippi sponsored by Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Miss.
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