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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.

Another Delta R&B and blues legend has left the stage.
Singer, songwriter and record producer, Denise LaSalle passed away at around 11 p.m. on Monday night in a Jackson, Tenn. hospital.

Sunflower County Consolidated School District students in pre-k through second grade are learning to be healthy and smart from the inside out, through a research based program called The OrganWise Guys.

A busy week of basketball continues today for the Indianola Academy Colonels as they make a trip to Batesville for a 7 p.m. District 1AAA clash with the North Delta School Green Wave.

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.

Mississippi surpasses 2016 number in WNV cases, none reported in Sunflower Co. thus far

JACKSON,  (AP) — Mississippi has more confirmed cases of West Nile virus this year than last.
The state Health Department reported four new cases of the mosquito-borne illness Tuesday — two in Lee County and one each in Calhoun and Clay counties. Those bring this year's total so far to 45 cases, which include two deaths.

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