Indianola police have released the name of the suspect in the Jan. 27 armed-robbery of the Indianola Hampton Inn and are seeking the public’s help in locating Jerome Bell formerly of Indianola and now believed to be living in Greenville or Leland.
While many were gearing up on Sunday for their Super Bowl parties, gathering snacks, beverages and the best possible seat to cheer their favorite team, three Inverness churches decided to deviate from the normal revelries and applaud a different team.
Police Chief Edrick Hall and Sgt. Irish Johnson, the newly appointed public information officer for the department, have fired off a geofencing program aimed at curtailing crime in the city, using a recently developed smartphone app.
Last Saturday, more than 100 students eager to score well on the ACT test braved cool temperatures and a drizzling rain to meet at the Carver Elementary School auditorium on Jefferson Street for a free workshop conducted by Dr. Kentrell Liddell.
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District recently named Doddsville Mayor Torey Bell Sr., to fill the District 4 seat left vacant by the passing of former member Daisy Morgan in October. According to President Edward Thomas, Bell and two others, Evelyn Woods and Tommy Boykins were under consideration.
Last Saturday at 1:57 p.m., an armed gunman held up the front desk clerk at the Indianola Hampton Inn and reportedly got away with $750 in cash. Lt. Johnny Bland said the man came into the hotel, passed the clerk a letter to read and when she looked up he was pointing a gun at her.
Gone too soon is a sentiment that seemingly can’t be echoed enough when it comes to the death of Walter Keon Mobley. The 29-year-old father of one was killed on Jan. 19 in what his family and friends believe was a case of mistaken identity.