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Meadow Smith is on a mission to help abused dogs in Sunflower County.
The young girl recently approached her mother about helping abused animals that are housed at the Hough-Dement Animal Shelter.

Now halfway through the 2017 football season, there remains only two AAA teams in the entire Mississippi Association of Independent Schools which own a spotless record.

Photo by: Recardo Thomas

The first in a series of seven countywide town hall-type meetings to chronicle the views of community members regarding the Sunflower County Consolidated School District facilities and future directions, was held on Monday night at the First...

Tenika Nicole Romero, 35, of Drew has been arrested in connection with Monday’s escape of two Parchman inmates who were discovered missing during the routine count of Unit 30 of the facility.

FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking two inmates who have escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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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