On Monday the Indianola Board of Aldermen gave city department heads an opportunity to submit their fiscal year 2018 budget requests, which included an appeal for four new police vehicles and at least five new pickup trucks for the cemetery, animal shelter, public works and fire departments.
A special birthday party was held Saturday at the Moorhead Library to celebrate the 16th birthday of Shedrick Epson. Epson is a special needs student attending Gentry High School and his mother, Maritha Freeman, decided that the best way to celebrate was to honor him and other special needs children in an elaborate reception.
A new state election law that went into effect July 1 has bumped up the qualifying deadline for Indianola municipal elections to just one week away. Candidates must submit their paperwork by Aug. 11 rather than Sept. 14.
Gentry High School Teacher and Jobs for Americas Graduates Specialist Bettye Sims-Hawkins was honored as an outstanding JAG Specialist at the 34th annual National Training Seminar held in Las Vegas July 10 to July 14.
Tito Jackson of the Jackson Five was in Indianola on Tuesday to visit the B.B. King Museum and gravesite of the blues legend. “I couldn’t come this far south and not check out B.B.,” the 63-year-old national recording artist said.
Sunflower County taxpayers saved more than $23,000 on heavy road equipment as the result of a new online bidding process. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to reject all sealed bids received regarding six new road graders and opted to accept prices quoted during an online reverse auction.
Members of the Dorothy I. Height Quad Counties Section of the National Council of Negro Women and others convened at the Henry M. Seymour Library July 13 for the unveiling of the official U.S. postal stamp commemorating the life and legacy of the activist.