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Arts, pecans to take center stage at Indian Bayou festival

By BY MELISSA BAKER TOWNSEND GUEST WRITER,

  It’s a September Saturday morning.
Sunny yellow mums flank front porch steps along historic Percy Street as autumnal leaves rustle across sidewalks in Downtown Indianola. Layers of chartreuse duckweed cluster atop the lazy bayou as the town awakes to the faint hum of crop dusters zipping defoliant in the air.

Ella Mae Wright

Services for Ella Mae Wright of Isola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stranger Home Missionary Baptist Church in Indianola.
Mrs. Wright, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Cole Lake Cemetery in Isola.

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Drew woman charged in prison break, inmate still at large

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

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.
Romero was booked into the Sunflower County Jail Wednesday morning and charged with conspiracy to escape and her bond has been set at $50,000.

South Sunflower County Hospital celebrates $9.5M expansion

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

South Sunflower County Hospital is making new history.
Last Friday, the community gathered on the grounds outside of the newly-renovated hospital to finally cut the ribbon on its $9.5 million renovation and expansion.
“This facility has come a long ways,” said hospital administrator Courtney Phillips.

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