Today's Top Stories

A 23-year-old Indianola man was the victim of a fatal shooting that took place just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, and Indianola police are currently holding three persons of interest for questioning.

An early-morning fire on the campus of Mississippi Delta Community college burned through several offices of the administration building, leaving over 50 percent of the structure damaged, and burglary and arson are suspected.

Bo Dawson looks for an open man down court against Marvell.

A recent multi-jurisdictional task force operation in Sunflower County led to arrests and the confiscation of several illegal gaming machines.

Indianola Wellness Clinic, in conjunction with Indianola Chamber Main Street, cut the ribbon on its new location at 131 Main Street.

Indianola incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal has retained his seat for a third term.

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.

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.

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.

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