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.

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.

Agencies to host Indianola town hall to address opioid abuse

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

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.

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