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.

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.

Agencies to host Indianola town hall to address opioid abuse


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.