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FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking two inmates who have escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
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Indianola Police Chief Edrick Hall is investigating an incident that allegedly happened on Sunday at a house fire in the southwest portion of the city.
Preliminary information suggests it involved the misconduct of a city official.
Individuals seeking to qualify for Indianola’s municipal primary in October have until 5 p.m. tomorrow to qualify.
A recently-passed state law now dictates that the qualifying deadline must be 60 days before the primary instead of 30.
Sunflower County voters will head back to the polls this fall.
On Thursday, Circuit Clerk Carolyn Hamilton announced a special election for District 1 Election Commissioner and a regular election for Sunflower County Consolidated School District board members for Districts 1 and 2 slated for November.
At Monday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting, no action was taken regarding the Sunflower County Emergency Response Association’s request to bear firearms on their side during emergency response calls.
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.
The Mississippi Department of Health said Monday that a Grenada County resident is the first West Nile virus death in the state for 2017. It reported nine new cases in the last week, bringing the state total to 19 for 2017. Sunflower County has not had a case this year. Forrest and Hinds counties lead the state with four each.
Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive at the Indianola Walmart on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from noon to 6 p.m.
Donors will receive a T-shirt and a gift card (while supplies last) and will be entered to win a new Ram 1500 4x4 truck. Donors can also check their cholesterol levels online.