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Educational, governmental and law enforcement officials from across Sunflower County came together on Wednesday, in the chancery courtroom on the second floor of the county courthouse, to discuss school safety.

Local developer Sam Rosenthal says Domino’s Pizza has signed a deal to anchor a small commercial development along U.S. 82.

The 4,200-square-foot multi-tenant building will be constructed near Young’s Beauty & Fashions.

Mississippi’s infant mortality rate is one of the highest in the nation.

Several Delta counties, Sunflower included, have some of the highest rates of infant mortality in the state,

For the second time in two weeks the Indianola Concerned Citizen’s group has been denied free use of city-owned buildings to conduct their monthly meetings.

The Sunflower Stitchers made a sizable donation to the Sunflower County Humane Society this week.

Roscoe Barnes III lives his life with one foot in journalism and the other foot in ministry.

County faces tough decision as school facilities fall further into decay


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


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


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.


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.