Today's Top Stories

The Indianola Academy Colonels are the new District 1AAA champions as they prepare for the upcoming State AAA baseball playoffs.

The Gentry High Rams baseball team is playoffs bound – and it began Thursday.

The annual Headstone Stories presentation was cancelled due to inclement weather last Friday and Saturday.

A decision by Drew city officials, to remove a sign that was placed as a marker for a local cemetery, has caused upheaval in the small community and was met with passionate opposition.

An anticipated pitching duel played out as expected Monday night at Bayou Academy in Cleveland where the Colts and the Indianola Academy Colonels met in a District 1AAA contest.

William Barrier and Sebastian Harris represented Indianola Academy in the 2018 MAIS All-Star soccer game. William and Sebastian both earned All MAIS honors as well.

Itta Bena native, MVSU alum receives Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year award

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University alumnus Dr. Emmitt Y. Riley III has a passion for teaching. His apparent love for mentorship and education are two of the reasons why the Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at DePauw University (Ind.), was recently awarded the 2018 Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year Award.




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.












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