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For the fifth consecutive year, the Indianola Academy Colonels are the District 1AAA football champions.

On Thursday, Moorhead plans to both celebrate Mississippi’s birthday and honor the lives of the troops lost in the Delta plane crash on July 11.

On Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of faculty and staff, Mississippi Delta Community College President Larry Nabors announced his plans to retire at the close of the 2017-2018 school year.

Following a hard-fought 26-20 Homecoming loss last Friday to Rosa Fort High of Tunica, the Gentry High Rams take their home field again this Friday to do battle with the Clarksdale High Wildcats.

The Bible says, children are a blessing and a gift from above, and seven year-old Luke Miller has stepped up to provide affirmation.

With the playoffs looming and needing only a victory this Friday to claim their fifth consecutive District 1AAA title, the now 8-0, 2-0 Indianola Academy Colonels will travel to Bayou Academy in Cleveland for a 7 p.m.

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.

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