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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.


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


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.


Lang to wed Debow Oct. 14

Mr. and Mrs. John Lang III of Inverness announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Sara Elizabeth Lang to Mr. Nicholas (Nick) Raymond Debow of Carrollton. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clark (Krissy) of Carrollton and Mr. and Mrs. Jay Debow of Fort Myers, Florida.

Church News October 5, 2017

Love Program
The public is invited to a Love Program at Lake Chapel for Sis. Annette Spells and Bro. Richard Ervin at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Youth Day Program
Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, 1126 Hwy 49W, is having their Annual Youth Day Program at 9 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Jaylen Brown.

community News August 3, 2017

Meet Your Teacher Event
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District is holding “Meet Your Teacher” events at each of the schools. Parents and students can meet their new teachers and also familiarize themselves with the environment:
nCarver Elementary is planning two “Meet Your Teacher” events.​