The suspension of a city employee two weeks ago appears to have come hours after the worker had a physical confrontation with Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal.
A city employee was suspended five days without pay during a special call meeting of the Indianola Board of Aldermen last Wednesday.
Willie McGuire was suspended after an over one-hour long session that seemed to be primarily focused on him.
For the first time in its brief existence, the Sunflower County Consolidated School District has earned the label as a Successful district, according to unofficial projections issued this week by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Longtime Planters Bank executive Alan Hargett has been named as Chief Executive Officer of the Sunflower County-based bank.
Hargett assumed the role on Sept. 1, according to a release from Planters, taking over the position long held by Jimmy Clayton, who has served the bank for 43 years, 35 of those in the CEO capacity.
Sunflower County’s District 3 officially has its new supervisor.
Ben Gaston claimed the seat after securing 66% of the vote during Tuesday’s Democratic runoff against opponent Keith Spealman.
The unofficial results, which include absentee ballots, have Gaston at 434 to Spealman’s 225.
Editor’s Note: The E-T tries to keep up with all of the Sunflower County players playing at the collegiate level. If we have left someone out, please let us know, and we will include that player next week.
Sunflower County has put a wealth of talent onto college football fields over the past few years.
A team doesn’t make it to the playoffs for two consecutive years without having a number of standout players.
That can certainly be said for the Tigers of Thomas E. Edwards Senior High, and this team will be looking to make it back to the postseason for the third straight year.
Delta Health Alliance has short term and long term goals for Sunflower County’s Head Start program.
It was announced a couple of weeks ago that DHA had been awarded the grant to take over the county’s Head Start schools, and the organization is wasting no time in getting started.
First, DHA plans to hire over 100 people.
Most times in Mississippi’s local elections, the Democratic primaries draw more votes than Republican.
Although that was the case on Tuesday night in Sunflower County, the Republican party did have a showing. Here’s how some of the local elections turned out.
There were a lot of impactful races statewide on Tuesday, but here’s a look at the most pertinent races in Sunflower County.
These results are unofficial and do not include affidavits or curbside votes.
It is worth noting that there were only 84 total affidavit votes in the county at the end of the night.