On Monday the Indianola Board of Aldermen gave city department heads an opportunity to submit their fiscal year 2018 budget requests, which included an appeal for four new police vehicles and at least five new pickup trucks for the cemetery, animal shelter, public works and fire departments.
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The Mississippi Department of Health said Monday that a Grenada County resident is the first West Nile virus death in the state for 2017. It reported nine new cases in the last week, bringing the state total to 19 for 2017. Sunflower County has not had a case this year. Forrest and Hinds counties lead the state with four each.
Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive at the Indianola Walmart on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from noon to 6 p.m.
Donors will receive a T-shirt and a gift card (while supplies last) and will be entered to win a new Ram 1500 4x4 truck. Donors can also check their cholesterol levels online.
A new state election law that went into effect July 1 has bumped up the qualifying deadline for Indianola municipal elections to just one week away.
Candidates must submit their paperwork by Aug. 11 rather than Sept. 14.
HATTIESBURG (AP) — Two men accused of criminal connection to a compound pharmacy scheme have pleaded guilty in a Mississippi federal court.
Shoppers in Indianola and throughout Mississippi can save the 7 percent sales tax on clothes and shoes purchased Friday and Saturday.
A law passed in 2009 exempts the tax for one weekend before school starts on items less than $100.
A successful foot chase Tuesday led Indianola police to the capture of a man wanted in an armed robbery.
Assistant Chief Earnest Gilson said Vernell Sanders, 20, 305 Porter Drive, was captured on Torino Drive.
He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery and false pretenses.
Sunflower County taxpayers saved more than $23,000 on heavy road equipment as the result of a new online bidding process.
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to reject all sealed bids received regarding six new road graders and opted to accept prices quoted during an online reverse auction.
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