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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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Itta Bena native, MVSU alum receives Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year award

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University alumnus Dr. Emmitt Y. Riley III has a passion for teaching. His apparent love for mentorship and education are two of the reasons why the Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at DePauw University (Ind.), was recently awarded the 2018 Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year Award.





As hunting season starts, here’s some tips on managing your food plot

By ALEX DEASON STEP OUTSIDE,

October is finally here and to many that means that weekends will soon be filled with football and hunting. In recent weeks many of you have planned, began prep work, or planted a cool season food plot. Keep in mind that a properly managed area can provide most of the food needed for wildlife during the winter months.




Fulgham inks contract to cheer at MDCC

North Sunflower Academy’s Cheslee Fulgham signed a letter of intent this week to attend Mississippi Delta Community College on a cheer scholarship. Pictured above in front are MDCC Cheer Coach Melinda Andrus, Cheslee and her mother Janet Fulgham. In back are NSA Headmaster Janet Ray, NSA Cheer Coach Hilari Tackett and friend Olivia Whatley.



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