Supervisors want answers on why no ambulances available Friday afternoon

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Sunflower County’s ambulance service provider is now answering to county leaders after claims it failed to provide an ambulance for emergency calls for a portion of last Friday afternoon.
The Sunflower County Board of Supervisors invited MedStat to its third-Monday meeting to answer the allegations.

Community gears up for Oct. 6 Fannie Lou Hamer celebration in Ruleville

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

This year marks the 100th birthday of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer and on Oct. 6, Hamer will be honored in her hometown of Ruleville.
The celebration is slated to kickoff at 10 a.m., in the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden on Byron Street and shift to the Hamer Multi-Purpose Center beginning at 1 p.m.

City votes to approve contract with area drug testing company

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Only three of the five Indianola Aldermen were present for Monday night’s meeting, but the city’s business did proceed as planned.
The vote was 2-1, with Alderman Ruben Wood voting no, to sign a contract with Marvell Labs of Greenwood to manage a random drug testing program for city employees.

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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