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As of Tuesday, five men were behind bars at the Sunflower County jail on drug-related charges. A multi-jurisdictional task force made up of the Sunflower County Sheriff's Department, the Indianola and Moorhead police departments and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics converged upon ... drug dealers
"It's not a black or a white thing -- it's a God thing," said Dionne Carr of Tunica, a teacher in the Sunflower County School District. Carr, who attended the University of Mississippi, said she wants her son to be able to finish high school and college without fear of being gunned down in the classroom. March For Our Lives

Shanquella Jones, 24, of Clarksdale, was arrested Sunday after prison officials said they found contraband in her vehicle at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Cellphones, cigars, bottles of juice mixed with alcohol, a pocket knife, cigarettes and other items were recovered, officials with ...
Jones was arrested Sunday night and booked into Sunflower County Jail. Her bond was set at $25,000. Prison officials speculate the contraband found in Jones' vehicle were intended for a specific inmate. Since the investigation is ongoing, the inmate's name has not been released. Contraband ...
In the early months of 1904, a black man named Luther Holbert was accused by neighbors in Doddsville, Mississippi, of killing a white farmer. Holbert was never given a chance to stand trial. Instead, he and an unnamed female companion were chased dozens of miles across Sunflower County before they were ... African-Americans
A Rebel, a Statesman -- or Fightin' Okra -- and even a Trojan, I'm the Sunflower County farm boy with no green thumb who longed to live in the big city, got his wish and now is working his way back to the farm. A freelance writer, middle-of-the-road-conservative and wannabe fry cook, I look to bring ... US Marines

The Sunflower Stitchers made a sizable donation to the Sunflower County Humane Society this week. The group, which is run through the Sunflower County office of the Mississippi State Extension Service, chose the Humane Society as its charity and donated $900 of its proceeds from its stitchwork. ---.
A report from Mississippi State University indicates the deer is genetically similar to those found in the Sunflower County Wildlife Management area more than three counties away. Biologists say they will continue to investigate until they find the exact source of the disease. Officials are asking the public ...
Sunflower County and some of the adjacent areas are currently under a flood warning due to rising levels of water in the Big Sunflower River At Sunflower. The steady flow of rainfall experienced over the past 48 hours has contributed to and produced flooding conditions throughout the county with ...
The Sunflower County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent murder that took place in the early morning hours on Friday. Investigators are running down leads in the death of 38 year-old Marzo Torres. ---. The content you're trying to view is available for Premium Content Subscribers only. ...
A Rebel, a Statesman — or Fightin' Okra — and even a Trojan, I'm the Sunflower County farm boy with no green thumb who longed to live in the big city, got his wish and now is working his way back to the farm. A freelance writer, middle-of-the-road-conservative and wannabe fry cook, I look to bring native ...
#Fannie Lou Hamer authors and scholars Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis Houck are developing the civil-rights curriculum in Hamer's native Sunflower County. The program will involve teacher-student-related projects with a focus on youth empowerment and community engagement in the Mississippi ...
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District recently named Doddsville Mayor Torey Bell Sr., to fill the District 4 seat left vacant by the passing of former member Daisy Morgan in October. According to President Edward Thomas, Bell and two others, Evelyn Woods and Tommy Boykins were under ...
SUNFLOWER COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) -- Authorities arrested a man last week in connection with a fire that happened at Mississippi Delta Community College last month. The Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office and other agencies said Timothy Jones is charged with one count of arson in the 1st degree ...
On the day the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 points for the first time in history, a video was going viral online. Filmed the day prior, Jan. 3, it showed an elementary-school teacher in Baltimore, former NFL player Aaron Maybin, sitting with his students. The young kids sat before Maybin on the floor in ...
Pictured above, Timothy Jones stands in handcuffs as a member of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation talks to him. (Photo by Recardo Thomas). A person of interest in the Mississippi Delta Community College arson incident, which took place on Dec. 14, is being held at the Sunflower County Jail. ---.
The educational curriculum, “Find Your Voice,” designed to accompany the film, will be developed in Hamer's native Sunflower County but global in scope. It will include an interactive, multimodal website and a young filmmaker's workshop that will teach local high school students the art of digital storytelling ...

There have been 74 Sunflower County Livestock Shows and number 75 takes place on Saturday in Sunflower, Mississippi – the dust will be kicking up as cows, sheep, pigs, goats and even chickens will be strutting their stuff for judges as the Sunflower County Livestock Show will be in full force. Sunflower ...
Economic development in Sunflower County might be about to become a little easier for local officials. The Sunflower County Economic Development District recently announced that the county has received the designation of an “ACT Work-Ready Community” through the ACT certification program. ---.
Jackson: $123,341,145; $148. Canton: $15,281,119; $146. Newton: $4,999,808; $146. Pearl River County: $17,233,594; $144. Tishomingo County: $15,263,791; $143. Western Line: $8,568,506; $140. Newton County: $9,192,576; $128. Meridian: $23,943,007; $128. Sunflower County: $18,406,535; $124.
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:35pm. Community Conversation Meetings The Sunflower County United For Children and the Sunflower County Consolidated School District will be hosting a Community Conversation meeting at 6:00p.m. tonight at the Fannie Lou Hamer Complex Building, 902 Bryon Street, Ruleville. ---. The content ...
Pictured above are two Sunflower County 4-Hers, Sarah Thomas Smith with her steer Henry and Dodd Simmons brushing off his hog after a roll in the dirt. These two are preparing for the 75th Annual Livestock Show that will be held January 20th at 1pm. ---. The content you're trying to view is available for ...
The couple sharecropped on a plantation in Sunflower County. The Civil Rights Act in 1964 effectively desegregated schools, but Mississippi enacted a “freedom of choice” law, which allowed black parents to be intimidated into keeping their kids from the white schools. It didn't work on Mae Bertha Carter.
A Rebel, a Statesman — or Fightin' Okra — and even a Trojan, I'm the Sunflower County farm boy with no green thumb who longed to live in the big city, got his wish and now is working his way back to the farm. A freelance writer, middle-of-the-road-conservative and wannabe fry cook, I look to bring native ...
Mrs. Charlotte Buchanan pointed me to the Sunflower County history book – Fever, Floods and Faith by Marie Hemphill. But I don't own a copy. So she posted a note to me with the info. And then I called, Jack Catlette to find out a bit more. It seemed his mother, Thelma, had read in a magazine where this ...
Eighteen Mississippi hospitals will receive lowered Medicare payments because of high patient injury rates, a penalty created by the Affordable Care Act. Fourteen of those hospitals were also penalized last year. The 4-year-old program is meant to incentivize providers to avoid injuries resulting from issues ...
Mrs. Charlotte Buchanan pointed me to the Sunflower County history book – Fever, Floods and Faith by Marie Hemphill. But I don't own a copy. So she posted a note to me with the info. And then I called, Jack Catlette to find out a bit more. It seemed his mother, Thelma, had read in a magazine where this ...
Sunflower County Circuit Judge Betty W. Sanders agreed and overturned the death sentence, and Russell remained in prison. On Thursday, justices said Sanders should have heard more testimony. A majority of justices wrote that Russell underwent psychological testing in 2006 in an aggravated assault case, but he never ...
The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in 2002 in Atkins v. Virginia that the execution of those with mental or iintellectual disability is unconstitutional. The court, in a split decision, sent the case back to Sunflower County Circuit Court for hearing on the state's claim that its expert wasn't given an opportunity to ...
New Albany resident Zayne Hawkins' two children were removed from his custody in January by a Sunflower County chancery judge and temporary custody given to his sister. Chancery Judge Jane Weathersby didn't give a reason in her order for taking Hawkins' children, but Hawkins said it occurred after ...
The Sunflower County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent murder that took place in the early morning hours on Friday. Investigators are running down leads in the death of 38 year-old Marzo Torres. ---. The content you're trying to view is available for Premium Content Subscribers only. Online ...
The Sunflower County Extension Service has been ramping up the offerings to the area, but whether it's youth activities or sewing classes, much of this would not be possible without the Community Fund. ---. The content you're trying to view is available for Premium Content Subscribers only. Online ...
Mississippi Today hosted its second-panel discussion on the viability of rural charter schools at the B.B. King Museum here. Panelists included Jackie Mader of the Hechinger Report, Elyse Marcellino of Empower Mississippi, Rachel Canter of Mississippi First, Sunflower County Consolidated School District ...
Abraham said Jones was given $115,000 bond and has bonded out of the Sunflower County Jail. It is unclear if there will be further arrests or charges in the case. "Any further information would be part of the ongoing investigation," Abraham said. Nabors said the fire is an isolated situation, but it is an ...
Accused MDCC arsonist Timothy Jermel Jones was released from the Sunflower County jail on a $115,000 bond around 2:45 p.m., on Thursday afternoon. Jones, an Indianola resident an owner of TJ's Photography, is formerly charged with grand larceny, first-degree arson, third-degree arson, felony ...
A Rebel, a Statesman — or Fightin' Okra — and even a Trojan, I'm the Sunflower County farm boy with no green thumb who longed to live in the big city, got his wish and now is working his way back to the farm. A freelance writer, middle-of-the-road-conservative and wannabe fry cook, I look to bring native ...
“That leaves the rest, 1.6 percent, from Sunflower County.” Indianola saw the opening of a new hotel, the Hampton Inn, in 2016. “The hotel has had a great effect,” she says. “It's tremendous for us to increase tourism.” Meanwhile, tourist destinations are on the rise. The Mississippi Blues Trail, started in 2006, ...
The Sunflower Police Department is searching for Derrick McClain Jr., 21, wanted in connection with a home burglary that took place last Thursday night on Penny Circle in Sunflower. Police suspect four individuals robbed the home, with one already under arrest (See story below). ---. The content you're ...
He is chairman of the Community Foundation of Sunflower County, and is past president of the Mississippi Propane Gas Association and Mississippi Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores Association. He also served as the Mississippi director of the National Propane Gas Association. A longtime ...
Clyde and Doretha Martin, who was from Sunflower County, Mississippi, came north for opportunity. They were so poor, he used to say, “I would wear the same pair of pants, and I'd come home from work, and she'd sew them up.” Once he got a job at Jays, Mr. Martin worked to get other African-Americans ...
After a discussion that lasted nearly 40 minutes, the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to spend around $256,000 to purchase a new paving machine and roller to repair certain roads within the county. ---. The content you're trying to view is available for Premium Content ...
... first-place team win in evaluation, team member Will Watts of Lincoln County came in sixth overall in individual evaluation, and McKayla Shelton of Calhoun County was 10th overall in evaluation. Other team members were Rustin Anderson of Jones County and Sarah Thomas Smith of Sunflower County.
School chiefs representing the Clarksdale, Sunflower County, Coahoma County, Greenwood and Greenville school systems told the state that requiring teacher candidates to pass the Praxis, before enrolling in an alternate route program, meant many teacher candidates were effectively stopped before they ...
A Rebel, a Statesman — or Fightin' Okra — and even a Trojan, I'm the Sunflower County farm boy with no green thumb who longed to live in the big city, got his wish and now is working his way back to the farm. A freelance writer, middle-of-the-road-conservative and wannabe fry cook, I look to bring native ...
Candace Mason, 31, is charged with having sex with an offender. The Mississippi Department of Corrections says Mason has worked for the prison system for just under two years. She was arrested November 9th at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. She was taken to the Sunflower County jail, ...
The Sunflower County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday to temporarily close Goose Lake Road, Smith-Murphey Road and Sleepy Martin Road in District 5 to protect and preserve them. ---. The content you're trying to view is available for Premium Content Subscribers only. Online subscription options ...
Will and Lee Beckham, Inverness natives and residents, farm land across Sunflower County stretching towards Leflore and Humphreys ...
According to a release from The Indianola Municipal Democratic Executive Committee this week, the location has been moved from the City ...
The Sunflower County Board of Supervisors met on Monday to open bids for three of the 2017 Emergency Bridge Repair Projects and voted to ...
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District was rated an F district, according to MDE. ---. The content you're trying to view is available ...


 

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