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Mississippi Valley State University has announced it will not renew Head Football Coach Rick Comegy's contract.

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The Starkville Academy Volunteers ended the Indianola Academy Colonels' perfect season on Saturday, with a 21-14 overtime victory.

A few fathers in cowboy garb rode up to Merritt Jr. High on Thursday for a Rodeo Style Workshop that highlighted the role dads can play in education.

Santa Clause is coming back to town.

On Sunday, church congregations across Indianola will gather for the community-wide Thanksgiving Service beginning at 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 202 Catchings St., across from the post office.

Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were chosen as the recipients of the 2017 T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher Award.

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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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