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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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Handy in the kitchen

Submitted Photo
Pictured are members of the 6- to 8-year-olds who did the 4-H Junior Chef camp. From left are Baird Dawson, Vivian Baird, Anna Sterling Massey, Riley Patterson, Emmie Reese Gray, Autumn Robinson, Riley Peyton Wood, McKenzie Smith, Carlyle Reed and Peyton Andrews.




IA lends hand to Marines

The Indianola Academy football team and other volunteers from the school serve supper Tuesday in Itta Bena to Marines and other personnel who are helping investigate the fatal crash of a Marine Corps transport plane. Pictured are football players Thomas Putnam and Wesley Lester along with Corey Smith.





Teen accused of stealing weapons from sheriff’s vehicle

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A 14-year-old Sunflower boy is in hot water with county law enforcement after he allegedly took a shotgun and a .22 caliber handgun from Sheriff James Haywood’s vehicle
The sheriff’s truck was parked at his residence on Saturday morning, and according to Haywood, both weapons were recovered without incident.



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