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“There’s a wonderful sense of graciousness and kindness in the South that you don't have anywhere else. Plus, we have a terrible time trying to find good pork barbecue in New York.” Memphis native Kenneth Jackson, chair of the history department at Columbia University.
Race season is here, and Indianola is gearing up for the 5K Race to Wellness.
Sponsored by Double Quick and Planters Bank, the event will kickoff on Saturday, April 21 with a one-mile fun run at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K run/walk event at 9:30 a.m.
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.
"The Respectful Rebel Award" for the month of February was presented at North Sunflower Academy. Respectful, responsible, courteous, kind, happy, and a "Good Attitude" are requirements for this award. The following students are our Respectful Rebels.
After emerging from a closed executive session, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to accept the retirement of Fire Chief Eugene Snipes and promptly voted in the same like manner to appoint Captain Orlando Battle to fill the soon-to-be vacated position.
Tickets are still on sale for the Indianola Chamber Main Street Annual Mixer.
This year’s event will be held at the B.B. King Museum and will feature Rep. Sara Thomas as the keynote spaker.
The Chamber will recognize award winners and the Citizen of the Year award for Indianola.
Police Chief Edrick Hall said a potentially tragic situation was averted last week when Sgt. Irish Johnson confiscated a loaded handgun from a 2-year-old boy he inadvertently encountered in a parking lot at a U.S. 82 business.