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Locked out of lockup: Moorhead chief, officers suspended

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Moorhead Police Chief Bobby Walker said he and four of his fellow officers, including Assistant Chief Sherry Myers, have been locked out of his office and the police department by the city manager and they want to know why.

In addition, Walker and Officer Patrick Mitchell have been suspended from duty.





Generally Speaking: Meaningful messages in unexpected places

By MARILYN TINNIN COLUMNIST,

One of the hardest years of my life was 2008. In the previous three years I had survived breast cancer, a divorce and a new business launch.

The ground beneath my feet had never felt more like quicksand than near the end of 2007. But then, as often happens when God is trying to get one’s attention, things got lots worse.


Sunflower County Library System awarded state, federal grants

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The Mississippi Library Commission has awarded more than $7 million in grants to public libraries across the state, and Sunflower County will receive just under $100,000.

By way of state and federal aid, the MLC allocated the funding to 53 library systems statewide, a release from the commission said.






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City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.







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Martha Jones

        Services for Martha Jones, 71, of Isola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, Indianola. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to service time.

   Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni, which is in charge of arrangements.




Ruth Cooper Hume

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Ruth Cooper Hume, 89, of Brandon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at Brandon Court in Brandon.

Ruth was born Aug. 16, 1929 to Cornelius and Beulah Narmour Cooper in Swiftown. She was a beautician for most of her life. Ruth loved her family.


Church News November 22, 2018

 

Annual Men’s

Day Program

Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 432 Sunflower Road, Sunflower, cordially invites the pyblic to help us celebrate our Annual Men’s Day Program at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 2. The guest minister will be Pastor Ellis Johnson of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.

 


Eco/Devo, CDF boards meet

The Sunflower County Economic Development District Board of Trustees and the Community Development Foundation of Sunflower County, Inc. boards held their quarterly board meeting on , Jan. 14. Pictured are the Board of Trustees who were present.





Unbeaten in district play, Gentry to face Rosa Fort, Clarksdale

By BY PAUL PUTNAM FOR THE E-T,

Picking up another pair of basketball wins this past week, the 16-5, 5-0 Gentry High Rams will take to the road twice for Region 3-4A games in the upcoming days.

The first of these regional contests occurs Friday at Tunica Rosa Fort High while the other is to be played next Tuesday at Clarksdale High School.


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