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Mississippi legislators received their committee appointments this week, and Sunflower County’s two representatives in the House will serve together on two committees.
Indianola is one of over 40 communities to recently receive 5-G level Internet speeds, according to C-Spire.
Mississippi Delta Community College’s Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to allow the college to begin offering academic courses at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson made an appearance at Mississippi Delta Community College’s main campus in Moorhead on Thursday.
Planters Bank is proud to announce that Jody Moor has been named President of Planters Bank’s Indianola office.

Lee speaks to Rotary

Bill Lee (right) spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the Civil War battle of Franklin, Tenn. Lee detailed much of the history of the battle and its connections to Mississippi. He was the guest of Rotarian David Baird (left).

Photo: Bryan Davis


JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Deonta Robinson. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in science after graduation this spring. His dream job is to be an engineer. In his spare time he enjoys playing X-Box. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Jobs Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.



Simmons takes oath of office

The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) swore in, this week, first-time commissioners Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, and John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District; along with Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King, who enters his third term as commissioner.


Kids University reunion

Former students of Indianola Kids University Day Care Center gathered for a kind of reunion during the recent Christmas holidays. Director Mary McFarland said, “These students got their beginnings (here). They have gone on to various colleges and pursuing various careers.”






Cops and Robbers January 16, 2020

Indianola police answered the following calls,

On January 7 at 7 p.m., a 33-year-old North Fendason Road, Hammond, Louisiana woman said her 16-year-old son refuses to obey or follow any instruction when asked to do something. The woman said the boy also refuses to stay at home and he's using illegal substances.




National Champs!

Indianola’s Leanne and Alan Silverblatt, owners of Young Ideas, got the experience of a lifetime on Monday night when they traveled to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the National Championship game between LSU and Clemson. LSU earned its ninth overall championship and its first in the college football playoff era.



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