Indianola Academy recently sent 28 swimmers to Flowood for the annual Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Swimming Championships. Though the elementary team’s afternoon meet was postponed by inclement weather, the secondary team placed well, according to a release by Indianola Academy.
Lawmakers oftentimes have the best of intentions. But sometimes bills that are passed and signed into law end up having less than desirable consequences. Five years ago, the state of Mississippi, by law, forced the consolidation of all schools in Sunflower County into the Sunflower County Consolidated School District.
On rainy days, the grounds of Gentry High School flood, the roofs leak and the awnings over the walkways leak water on students as they enter the building. Even on sunny days, the facilities around the Indianola portion of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District experience plumbing issues and broken HVAC systems.
The second of two mayoral forums featuring the three Democratic party candidates for Indianola’s mayoral post will be held next Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Sunflower County Courthouse. The Sunflower County Branch No. 5333 of the NAACP is hosting the forum. The organization hosted a forum at Gentry High School in early September.