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Following a hard-fought 26-20 Homecoming loss last Friday to Rosa Fort High of Tunica, the Gentry High Rams take their home field again this Friday to do battle with the Clarksdale High Wildcats.

The Bible says, children are a blessing and a gift from above, and seven year-old Luke Miller has stepped up to provide affirmation.

With the playoffs looming and needing only a victory this Friday to claim their fifth consecutive District 1AAA title, the now 8-0, 2-0 Indianola Academy Colonels will travel to Bayou Academy in Cleveland for a 7 p.m.

Flowers Food has placed its 7,300-square-foot property at 915 U.S. Highway 82 W on the market for $1.1 million.

IA students brought their Bibles to school recently. In front from left are Jeremiah Morgan, Audrey Joel, Peyton Andrews, Anna Sterling-Massey and Norah Pannel.

Final vote numbers were coming in right as the Thursday paper went to press, but it appears incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal and one of his challengers will head to a runoff.

City votes to approve contract with area drug testing company

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Only three of the five Indianola Aldermen were present for Monday night’s meeting, but the city’s business did proceed as planned.
The vote was 2-1, with Alderman Ruben Wood voting no, to sign a contract with Marvell Labs of Greenwood to manage a random drug testing program for city employees.

Teen accused of stealing weapons from sheriff’s vehicle

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A 14-year-old Sunflower boy is in hot water with county law enforcement after he allegedly took a shotgun and a .22 caliber handgun from Sheriff James Haywood’s vehicle
The sheriff’s truck was parked at his residence on Saturday morning, and according to Haywood, both weapons were recovered without incident.

County faces tough decision as school facilities fall further into decay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.

Second mayoral forum to address economic development, infrastructure

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.

Multiple candidates find campaign signs ripped up, vandalized

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The 2017 Indianola municipal race has already begun to show indications of signage vandalism as candidates are claiming intentional damage to their political signs.
Some signage may have fallen victim to blustery weather and some improper installation, but others show definite signs of malicious intent.

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