Strong words: Public Works director calls board negligent, irresponsible

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Two aldermen threatened to walk out of Tuesday's Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting after a comment made by Alderman Marvin Elder.

Aldermen Darrell Simpson and Gary Fratesi stood up to leave after Elder made a statement regarding certain members having a “slave mentality.”













Board tables proposal to rename stretch of Hannah for Club Ebony owner Shephard

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

At Monday night’s Indianola Board of Aldermen session, the city’s officials voted to table a request by citizen Clanton Beamon to rename a portion of Hannah Street in honor of former Club Ebony owner Mary Shephard.

Beamon appeared with a proposal and signed petition.



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