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The Sunflower County Consolidated School District, along with 20 other districts seeking millions from the state in damages related to the Mississippi Adequate Education Program received bad news once again from the state’s court.

Mississippi Valley State University has its new leader, and it is a familiar face.

Although every game they play now has huge playoff ramifications, for the North Sunflower Academy Rebels this week’s road trip to Belzoni is perhaps the most challenging contest of the season.

There finally appears to be some relief coming for the Ruleville Central High Tigers football team.

Evelyn Taylor Jackson has spent her entire adult life helping others.
The 1981 Ruleville Central graduate has served as a support system for Delta patients and families for decades as a registered respiratory therapist.

To withhold, or not to withhold?

State has 1st West Nile Virus death

The Mississippi Department of Health said Monday that a Grenada County resident is the first West Nile virus death in the state for 2017. It reported nine new cases in the last week, bringing the state total to 19 for 2017. Sunflower County has not had a case this year. Forrest and Hinds counties lead the state with four each.

Blood drive set for Indianola

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive at the Indianola Walmart on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from noon to 6 p.m.
Donors will receive a T-shirt and a gift card (while supplies last) and will be entered to win a new Ram 1500 4x4 truck. Donors can also check their cholesterol levels online.

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