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Although the waters have begun to subside in some areas affected by the heavy rains from Wednesday night and Thursday, Sunflower County Emergency Management Director Ben Grant said the county is in an elevated-risk zone for bad weather.

Opening their 2018 baseball season with two wins in three outings, the Indianola Academy Colonels will now not return to diamond action again until next Tuesday evening.

A significant investment is being made into Mississippi Delta Community College’s lineman training program.

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.

They are officially the Region 3-4A champions and have opened the State 4A basketball playoffs with yet another victory.

The Brindley Theater’s production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will debut March 1. Tickets for the week of performances are on sale at The Crown. Photo by: Recardo Thomas

Horse show champ

Isabella Howell shows “Dixie” in the Mississippi 4-H State Horse Show after winning Champion Saddle and Gaited Mare. Earlier, she had won and qualified in many different classes at the district show in Tunica, allowing her to represent Sunflower County in the state competition.

Hospital Leadership Award

Lisa Miller, an RN at North Sunflower Medical Center, receives the Hospital Leadership of the Year Award from Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency CEO Kevin Stump on July 13 in Jackson. It was part of the fourth annual Spero Awards, which recognize those who help promote organ, eye and tissue donation.