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Tickets still available: Tito Jackson, B.B.’s band to rock Fletcher Park, Club Ebony at June 2 Homecoming

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The B.B. King Homecoming Blues Festival is returning to Fletcher Park in 2018, and tickets are still available for the June 2 lineup.

Tito Jackson and former members of the B.B. King Blues Band will headline this year’s festivities with two Saturday performances.


Music fest pumps a lot of sound, little substance

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Every time I go to a music festival, I figure it’s my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival two weeks ago.

My role at these festivals is essentially teen chaperone. What is it about teenagers and music festivals? They love them. I liken it to a herd of antelopes with a smart phone stuck on their horn.


No thru traffic

Storms rocked Indianola during the early part of the week, one causing this large tree to fall across Sunflower Avenue on Monday morning. Power was knocked out at some residences because of the tree, and traffic to the busy street was blocked for hours until crews were able to safely cut the tree out of the road.





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Community News April 26, 2018

 

B.B. King Museum

The B.B. King Museum will be hosting its monthly “Be Smart! Control Your Diabetes” seminar April 26. This month’s presentation will be on foot care for diabetics. Presentation will be led by Ms. Willie Ann Thomas. For more information contact Kiana Butler at (662) 887-9539.

 

Class of ‘69




MDCC hosts career fair

Mississippi Delta Community College recently hosted its career fair. Pictured is Steele Robbins, who teaches Precision Agriculture at MDCC and is showing a student how to use a drone to improve crop production.

Mississippi Delta’s campus was buzzing April 16 with hundreds of students who attended its Career Fair.






City and inspector being sued over home, case heads to hearing

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The city of Indianola appears to be headed to court to defend itself pursuant to allegations made by a homeowner that it failed to fully vet the credentials of an Arkansas contractor hired to construct her home.

A hearing before Judge W. Ashley Hines has been set for 10 a.m., June 25, in a Washington County Courtroom.



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City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.





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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.



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