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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.




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.”


SCCSD board gets full-court press after department denied some gym access

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A Facebook post and an apparent personal plea from Indianola Parks and Recreation Director Carolyn O'Neal resulted in a group of parents and community members showing up for Tuesday night's Sunflower County Consolidated School District's Board of Trustees meeting at Robert L. Merritt Junior High.


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.


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



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Hall previews community forum

Indianola Police Chief Edrick Hall was on hand at the Indianola Rotary Club this week, inviting members to attend what he predicts will be a standing room only community forum at the B.B. King Museum, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight. The forum is being held to address short-term solutions to Indianola’s gun violence issues.




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Women of Influence: Miskia Davis

Miskia Davis is entering her third year as head of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. In just a short time, the Montgomery County native and Drew transplant has made headway with the district’s elementary students, with an over 90 percent pass rate on this year’s third grade gate test.





Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Marilyn Hemphill Tinnin

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1919

Mrs. Kate Faison, who has been doing trained nurse duties for our Army in Belgium and France for several months has landed in New York and will be home soon.

Miss Norma Heard has been visiting relatives in Yazoo City and from there will go to Gulfport.




Breaking: NSMC partners with Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic, NDORI to combat obesity

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

North Sunflower Medical Center is about eight miles from the city of Cleveland, but their new, and potentially groundbreaking partnership with the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic bounds the thriving Ruleville hospital with one of the top research centers in the country.




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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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Sports

They have now picked up two consecutive first District 2-3A victories.

Obituaries

Services for Johnnie B. Jones Sr. of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green... READ MORE

Breaking News

Inmates got all the way to Tennessee before capture https://bit.ly/37InwZB