Sunflower County Newswire

Sunflower County Newswire

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  1. Tarver trial ends in hung juryRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The trial of the United States of America vs. Michael Tarver, which began Jan. 19, has ended in a hung jury. Tarver was indicted in April 2015 on several counts of allegedly tampering with the public water system of the Boyle-Skene Water Corporation.

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  2. Edna Lucille Murphree BrittRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | The Bolivar Commercial

    ... a profession she pursued, making the Dean's List along the way, and served over 20 years at the North Sunflower County Hospital. Lucille was predeceased by her parents, all 7 of her siblings, her son Gary, and Parker, her husband of 66 years. She is ...

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  3. Tarver jury deliberatesRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | The Bolivar Commercial

    Tarver was indicted in April 2015 on several counts of allegedly tampering with the public water system of the Boyle-Skene Water Corporation. The tampering was to have taken place on or before Feb. 25, 2014, to Feb. 12, 2015, and happened in both Bolivar and Sunflower counties Tarver had been the water operator for the Boyle-Skene Water Association and was terminated by the board in 2014.

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  4. UNT Black History Month speaker to discuss women's role in the 1960s civil rights eraRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | University of North Texas News Service

    ... ar old little girl. Moye, author of "Let the People Decide: Black Freedom & White Resistance Movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi 1945-1986" will present a brief discussion on the history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

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  5. Dickerson declared winner in SunflowerRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The wait is over in the contested supervisor's race in Sunflower County's district five. Judge Breland Hilburn met with the Sunflower County Election Commission Thursday to present his ruling, which was that Gloria Dickerson's win was final.

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  6. Tarver trial ends in deadlockRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The jury in the trial of the United States of America vs. Michael Tarver was hopelessly deadlocked late Friday, resulting in Judge Sharion Aycock declaring a mistrial. Tarver was indicted in April 2015 on several counts of allegedly tampering with the public water system of the Boyle-Skene Water Corporation.

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  7. Labor statistics releasedRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Bolivar Commercial

    ... and are currently available for work. The sum of employed and unemployed produces the Civilian Labor Force. Sunflower County was 77 with a rate of 13.2 and Washington County was 73 with 11.8 percent unemployed. Labor Force estimates which include ...

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  8. Tarver jury deliberatesRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | The Bolivar Commercial

    Tarver was indicted in April 2015 on several counts of allegedly tampering with the public water system of the Boyle-Skene Water Corporation. The tampering was to have taken place on or before Feb. 25, 2014, to Feb. 12, 2015, and happened in both Bolivar and Sunflower counties Tarver had been the water operator for the Boyle-Skene Water Association and was terminated by the board in 2014.

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  9. Tarver trial ends in hung juryRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The trial of the United States of America vs. Michael Tarver, which began Jan. 19, has ended in a hung jury. Tarver was indicted in April 2015 on several counts of allegedly tampering with the public water system of the Boyle-Skene Water Corporation.

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  10. Tarver trial underway to continue through next weekRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The long delayed trial of the United States of America vs. Michael Tarver got underway Tuesday in Aberdeen and is expected to continue into next week. Tarver was indicted in April 2015 on several counts of allegedly tampering with the public water system of the Boyle-Skene Water Corporation when he was the head of the association.

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  11. Edna Lucille Murphree BrittRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | The Bolivar Commercial

    ... a profession she pursued, making the Dean's List along the way, and served over 20 years at the North Sunflower County Hospital. Lucille was predeceased by her parents, all 7 of her siblings, her son Gary, and Parker, her husband of 66 years. She is ...

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  12. Dickerson declared winner in SunflowerRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 27 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The wait is over in the contested supervisor's race in Sunflower County's district five. Judge Breland Hilburn met with the Sunflower County Election Commission Thursday to present his ruling, which was that Gloria Dickerson's win was final.

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  13. Tarver trial beginsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The trial of the United States of America vs. Michael Allen Tarver began in The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi in Aberdeen Tuesday with Judge Sharion Aycock presiding.

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  14. Wreck claims lifeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 20 | The Bolivar Commercial

    On Friday December 11, 2015 at 6:03p.m., troopers along with Sunflower County deputies and Sunflower County fire rescue officials were called to a two vehicle accident on US Highway 49 near Parchman. Vehicle one, a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 37 year old Stephanie Rogers from Ruleville was traveling north on US 49 when it collided with a deer in the roadway.

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  15. Rodney Sterling ShiversRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2016 | The Bolivar Commercial

    ... in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Mr. Shivers was born August 4, 1931, to Columbus and Mamie Shivers in Sunflower County. He attended school in Linn. He served in the Army and National Guard. He married Frances Prewitt on July 25, 1953. He retired ...

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  16. Water quality initiative targets 3 Mississippi watershedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Newms360.com

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a water quality initiative that will offer financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers in three Mississippi watersheds.

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  17. Dickerson declared winner in SunflowerRead the original story

    Friday Jan 15 | The Bolivar Commercial

    The wait is over in the contested supervisor's race in Sunflower County's district five. Judge Breland Hilburn met with the Sunflower County Election Commission Thursday to present his ruling, which was that Gloria Dickerson's win was final.

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  18. Parchman prison guard attacked by inmate with broom handleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | The Mississippi Press

    ... in a news release Wednesday, said the case against 26-year-old Clarence Jones will be presented to the Sunflower County District Attorney's Office for prosecution. Jones, in custody since 2013, faces an aggravated assault charge. He's currently ...

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  19. Former Sunflower County nurse charged with Illegally obtaining patient's drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    In each count of the indictment, Henderson is charged with fraudulently obtaining Demerol, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, prescribed for multiple patients and converting it to his own use. Henderson was booked into the Sunflower County Jail and released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

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  20. Be intentional with holiday food choicesRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    Many Mississippians find it difficult to keep off the pounds during food-oriented holiday celebrations, and hidden calories make this problem even worse. Ann Twiner, Mississippi State University Extension Service agent in Sunflower County, said turkey, ham and vegetables can be healthy choices, but consider how they are prepared when choosing whether to eat them and deciding how large a portion to take.

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