Today's Top Stories

The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an apparent murder that took place in the early morning hours on Friday.

Investigators are running down leads in the death of 38 year-old Marzo Torres.

Indianola Promise Community is celebrating noticeable improvement in the number of students who are entering kindergarten ready for success.

Continuing on with their winning ways, the 8-1 Gentry High Rams basketball team begins a string of four consecutive road games this Saturday at Horn Lake High School.

Case cracked as pecan thieves come out of shell too soon

Lewis Johnson tells Santa he’s been a good boy this year and gives him his Christmas list, which includes a drone, during Santa’s visit to Downtown Furniture as part of Cocoa on the Bayou on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors was informed of five new bridge closures plus one additional bridge on Kemp Road that had to be reclosed, because someone had tossed the barricades into a ditch.

City votes to approve contract with area drug testing company


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.