Citizens ask county to slow speed bump installations

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The Sunflower County Board of Supervisors’ attempt to make some rural routes safer for residents has hit a few bumps.

The county has installed engineer-approved speed deterrent devices on Fisackerly and Beaverdam Roads,  among others, but some motorists are complaining that the bumps are a nuisance and even against state law.




Ship builders wanted: Ingalls Shipbuilding comes to Capps Center in search of labor

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Ingalls Shipbuilding is expecting to build more than just ships.

The Pascagoula-based company is hopeful that its collaboration with the Capps Center and the state’s community college network will enable them to assemble a fleet of trained and qualified pipefitters who will want to come to their shipyard to work.




More disputes among city leaders, this time over previous minutes and confusion over department heads

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The Indianola city aldermen were unable to come to a unanimous consensus with regard to approving the board’s minutes during Monday night’s session.

The lack of agreement stems from some apparent confusion over whether or not the city’s department heads were actually approved by the board.




Featherstone scholarship set up to help Gentry grads

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A scholarship fund designed to celebrate the achievements of Gentry High School seniors and reap financial support for select members of the 2019 graduating class and each subsequent group has been established to posthumously honor a well-known Delta educator from the areas of Math and Science, Dr. Charles E. Featherstone.



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