Two Lauderdale County residents are behind bars at the Sunflower County Jail after a weekend traffic stop revealed a load of alcohol, tobacco products and other items including a handgun that were reportedly on their way to the state penitentiary at Parchman.
After 12 years in law enforcement with stints in area police departments, Adrian Gooden has now been named chief of the Inverness police. He assumed the lead position during the first half of August after former Chief Albert Carter resigned to accept another position.
Sunflower County stands to benefit to the tune of over $600,000 in diverted Use Tax revenue alone thanks to recent legislation passed during a special session geared toward boosting infrastructure funding statewide.
Several mailboxes along Charlie Ellis Road and MS 442 in the Stephenville and Spring Hill communities were targets of vandals over the weekend. Homeowners in those areas reported a rash of damaged mail receptacles that were apparently damaged late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.