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Tigers start playoffs

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

The second season, also known as the playoffs, has now arrived for the Thomas E. Edwards Senior High Tigers football team.

Along with that arrival is a trip this Friday from Ruleville to Ackerman where a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Choctaw County High Chargers will begin the Tigers’ participation in the State 3A playoffs.


Next stop, Marshall Academy: IA pounces on Tunica, heads to Holly Springs for round 2

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

The Indianola Academy Colonels appear to be playing like a team on a mission.

One football game at a time.

With last Friday’s 35-7 home-field playoff opening win over Tunica Academy in the books, the 7-4 Colonels are now only two victories away from a fifth consecutive state championship game appearance.






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Murder suspect in Custody

By STAFF REPORTS,

An Indianola man wanted in connection with a Wednesday evening shooting that resulted in the death of one man and the hospitalization of another is now in police custody.

Shortly after noon on Monday, Chief Edrick Hall said Stephon Snipes 20, 200 Maybelle Street, turned himself in to law enforcement officers.






Tempers, blood pressure spike over District 13

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

It took two tries at two separate meetings, but after a 3-2 vote on Monday a letter is finally being drafted from the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors asking the federal courts to revisit a submitted proposed plan to redraw the lines of Senate District 13 and look at other options that do not split Sunflower County.


‘I will never get bored, I assure you’: Two Indianola Academy instructors retire after decades at school

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

With a combined total of over 80 years of experience educating young minds, two of Indianola Academy’s teachers are moving on to the next level…retirement.

Lynn Delas and Debbie Woodruff are names that ring out synonymously with a long line of dedicated educators, and the students at IA have been truly blessed by their presence.


Homecoming Festival

Another B.B. King Homecoming Festival is in the books. Hundreds gathered on June 1 on a hot day to listen to a long list of talented artists, including headliner Mr. Sipp. The festival, held at Fletcher Park, celebrated its 39th year. It was founded in 1980, with King coming home that year to perform before the home crowd.


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Candidates meet in public forum

Photos by: Recardo Thomas
Indianola’s three Democratic candidates for mayor met at Gentry High School last Friday night for a forum sponsored by the Sunflower County NAACP Chapter. Incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal, Mario Robinson and Vivian Jenkins are pictured left to right.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Prayers, motivational videos, games, prizes and inspired biblical encouragement combined with great food and fellowship constitutes a winning combination.
And once again Pastor Guy Burke, First Baptist Church and other community members teamed up to provide that enriching experience for local high school football athletes.






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Obituaries

Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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