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Save the Children holds Fun Day

Working in colaboration with Gentry High and Cassie Pennington Head Start, Save the Children held its Fun Day last Friday that included a number of activities for the kids. Pictured right are Justice Woods, Jayden Topps, Destiny White and Desmond Hines playing during the event.

Photo by: Bryan Davis

Lampton’s family legacy will be long remembered


Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Mississippi lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.

Leslie B. Lampton, was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.


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.


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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


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.


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


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.


Slater speaks to Lions

Kay Slater, Assistant Director of The Sunflower County Library System  presented the Lions Club program last week. The program was “Cyber Security Analyst”and included a  two-page"Social Media Steps for Privacy." Slater was introduced by Malone Phillips. Submitted Photo

IA lends hand to Marines

The Indianola Academy football team and other volunteers from the school serve supper Tuesday in Itta Bena to Marines and other personnel who are helping investigate the fatal crash of a Marine Corps transport plane. Pictured are football players Thomas Putnam and Wesley Lester along with Corey Smith.


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