The numbers are scary. Sunflower County’s population shrunk at the second-highest rate in Mississippi between 2010 and 2016, according to census estimates.
The county lost 10.3 percent of its population — more than 3,000 people — in just six years.
For months now, I’ve been trying to put my finger on why there have recently been so many complaints about MedStat’s ambulance service.
The headlines tell the problem — and it’s not just here in Sunflower County.
As an elementary school student, I got scared straight on the importance of heart health. My grandfather had bypass surgery, and his doctors gave him those dreaded words that make grown men break down like babies: Lay off the cheese.
Tell me this, if a high school student thought he were the president of the United States or a movie star or a professional basketball player — or any other thing he clearly was not — would we go out of the way to accommodate his delusionment?
Now in his 31st year at Indianola Academy, Sammy Henderson has the privilege of seeing his former students go on to success. Several serve on the school’s board of directors even. The headmaster said that’s one of the things that makes Indianola Academy a special place.