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Generally Speaking: An old/new approach to changing the world

By MARILYN TINNIN COLUMNIST,

I read the most interesting column in the opinion section of the Wall Street Journal this morning.

Here in my temporary state of unemployment where every day except Sunday is Saturday in my universe, I do love poring over the Wall Street Journal, several news blogs online and listening to way too much talk radio before 9 a.m.











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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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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.


Slater speaks to Lions

Kay Slater, Assistant Director of The Sunflower County Library System  presented the Lions Club program last week. The program was “Cyber Security Analyst”and included a  two-page"Social Media Steps for Privacy." Slater was introduced by Malone Phillips. Submitted Photo








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.


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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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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