A 23-year-old Indianola man was the victim of a fatal shooting that took place just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, and Indianola police are currently holding three persons of interest for questioning.
An early-morning fire on the campus of Mississippi Delta Community college burned through several offices of the administration building, leaving over 50 percent of the structure damaged, and burglary and arson are suspected.
The completion of work being done on a city street using county workers and equipment has hit another bump, and the road is going nowhere. During Monday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting, a discussion began regarding road construction work initiated on Lucille Street, inside the Indianola city limits.
The city wants Entergy to begin fulfilling what they deem dated requests for street light repairs before aldermen approve a large payment to the utility. The Board of Aldermen decided to hold back a $12,134.16 payment, on the street light portion, of Entergy’s bill to the city.
Citizens who file charges against an accused felon may no longer be able to drop those charges without penalty. On Monday night, Indianola’s city fathers voted unanimously to recommend to the municipal court judge that a $100 fine be levied on any person who initiates charges against some individuals and later changes their mind.
On Monday, the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors was informed of five new bridge closures plus one additional bridge on Kemp Road that had to be reclosed, because someone had tossed the barricades into a ditch.