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It’s no surprise that several members of the Indianola Academy football team are being recognized for their efforts during the 2017 football season. Seven were picked for the All-MAIS AAA team.

“What is your dream?” asked the Rev. Otis Anthony II, during his address at the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Birthday Program held at the Mount Beulah Baptist Church on Sunday.

Most of Sunflower County woke up to snow on the ground Tuesday morning. The cold temperatures kept most in their warm homes, but La’kaziah Smith, pictured above, releases a ball of snow during an early Tuesday morning snowball fight.

Photo: Tito Jackson and his backing group, The B.B. King Blues Band, announce their tour in Indianola at the B.B. King Blues Museum in October (Photo by Marcus Johnson).

Hoping to pick up another District 1AAA victory tonight, the now 9-9, 2-2 Indianola Academy Lady Colonels will have to travel to North Delta School in Batesville to earn it.

Economic development in Sunflower County might be about to become a little easier for local officials.

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.

Second Escapee Caught

Escaped inmate Ryan Young 22 was taken back into custody without incident on Wednesday after being on the run for at least three days.
Young, who was declared armed and dangerous, was caught east of Mound Bayou on Watson Road, just after 5 p.m., where he apparently ran from a house as authorities approached.

Regular board of aldermen meeting called off, rescheduled for tonight at 7 p.m.

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The lack of a quorum caused Monday night’s Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting to be postponed.
Mayor Steve Rosenthal said on Wednesday that the meeting has been rescheduled for tonight at 7 p.m.
Only Aldermen Dana Myrick and Ruben Wood were present. Rosenthal said.

Agencies to host Indianola town hall to address opioid abuse

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Multiple Mississippi agencies will host a town hall meeting in Indianola on Sept. 19 to address the growing impact of opioids in Mississippi communities.
According to a release from the Mississippi Department of Health this week, the meeting will take place at the Charles W. Capps Jr. Technology Center at 6:30 p.m. that day.

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