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Families First for Mississippi Resource Center opens in town

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The Families First for Mississippi Resource Center is now open in downtown Indianola and Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat came by recently for a special visit to welcome the children and their parents to the new facility.

“This is one of the best kept secrets in Mississippi,” resource center Director Ben Gaston said.









Merritt students get dose of reality at financial literacy fair

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The staff along with the seventh and eighth grade students at Merritt Jr. High held a Reality Fair on March 21 in order to expose the students to a taste of real world experiences.

Also known as a “Financial Reality Fair,” the event was designed to be an interactive financial literacy tool for high school students.




Janet Davis Circle shooting leaves one injured, police now seeking answers

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

An early morning shooting on Tuesday left an Indianola man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right leg.
Jakevius Tyler, 19, was shot around 4:39 a.m., on April 3, on Janet Davis Circle.
Sgt. Irish Johnson said it is unclear where the shooting took place or the reason for it because the victim is not talking.



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