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I suppose it would be ridiculous to imply that LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron has more political influence in Louisiana than President Donald Trump.
But it’s worth noting that Orgeron, not Trump, was on the winning side of the Louisiana governor’s race Saturday.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has an excellent record of preserving the state’s history. But in considering a closed Jackson motel for a historic landmark designation, the agency is missing the mark.
The motel is the Sun-N-Sand, located on North Lamar Street a block west of the state Capitol grounds.
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EDITORIAL; We call attention to the publicized statements of our banks in this issue. The showing of all of these is phenomenal. Two of them, the Bank of Indianola and Sunflower Bank are now in the million-dollar class.
The Indianola Academy Colonels football team is heading back to Jackson.
The 9-4 IA team will play in the state championship game for the fifth consecutive year.
The Colonels last won the state title in 2016, but they have become a mainstay in Jackson for the last half decade.
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According to a statement by District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson, a grand jury in Sunflower County recently handed down a guilty verdict in the April 17, 2017 shooting death of Aaron Beamon and the wounding of Savantae Pernell and Zachary Lee who were passengers in the car with Beamon.
Prior to the Nov. 11 Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting, Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal placed a document, purportedly a veto nixing the hiring of a full time assistant to the city clerk, into the aldermen’s packets.
Thanksgiving continues to be my favorite holiday. It is one of the few institutions left to us that hasn’t been hijacked by wacky groups who seem to be against most everything Americans have held dear for the past 300 years.
Once again the staff at Community Bank joined together for their annual balloon release in memory of former employee and business owner Lucy Wynn. In addition to the usual white inflatables, this year the crew also released purple balloons as a show of support for those suffering from pancreatic cancer.
A homegoing celebration for Addie B. Armstrong Hudson, 71, of Chicago and formerly of Greenville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakland Covenant Church in Chicago.
Addie went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Leak and Sons Funeral Home, Chicago.
There is a disturbing national trend of increasing pedestrian deaths.
An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in traffic in 2018, according to the study from the Governors Highway Safety Association. That figure represents a striking rise from a decade earlier, when 4,109 pedestrians were killed in traffic.
A Chancery Court ruling has finally been handed down in the case involving a 2018 pronouncement by the Sunflower County Consolidated School District to change the name of Ruleville Central High School to Thomas E. Edwards Sr. High School.
With the Mississippi general election as a backdrop, Delta State University’s Fall 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series will feature former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (2004-12), a Republican, and Democratic strategist Jere Nash, campaign manager for former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus (1988-92).
Services for Nora Wright of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity House of Prayer, Moorhead
Ms. Wright, 79, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Fall is definitely in the air at long last, and we have just had several days of cold weather, really cold weather, a blessed relief from those 90 plus degree days that persisted even as the calendar inched closer to Thanksgiving!
A 3-1 vote to hire a full-time accounting assistant for City Clerk Lashanda Moore met with opposition, sparked some heated exchanges and was verbally vetoed by Mayor Steve Rosenthal during Monday night’s Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting.
As in previous meetings, Moore stated that she needed an assistant due to her workload.
With three consecutive home-court wins under their belt the Gentry High Rams basketball team is turning in a strong start to their young season.
Owning a 3-1 record following Tuesday night’s 73-52 victory over Cleveland Central High School, the Rams will now take an extended break from live action.
Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.
A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Linn Methodist Church in Linn. Graveside services immediately followed at Linn Methodist Church Cemetery.
It all started with a name.
Carol Ann Skelton was browsing Facebook when she saw a familiar surname that caught her eye.
The name was John DeFoore Jr., a profile that showed up on her Facebook feed, recommending the man as someone Skelton might know.
Outgoing Indianola Rotary Club President Grant Phillips passed the gavel of leadership to Second Vice-President Rob Taylor during the Tuesday gathering of Rotarians at Newman Hall.
Phillips thanked the group for their support and acknowledged that it has been a learning experience for him.
From left, Fran Veazey, Laura Chappel Zepponi and Mae Veazey raised $124 dollars at their neighborhood lemonade stand that they chose to donate to the Hough-Dement Animal Shelter.
Another Delta police chief recently announced his resignation. Chief Albert Carter top law enforcement officer for the Inverness police forced announced his plans to leave the position and take on a new role as a Parole Probation Agent 1 at the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood.
Dr. Larry Nabors, President of MDCC, Leigh Lovelace, Delta Fit Director, and
Gentry High School Teacher and Jobs for Americas Graduates Specialist Bettye Sims-Hawkins was honored as an outstanding JAG Specialist at the 34th annual National Training Seminar held in Las Vegas July 10 to July 14.
The town of Drew may soon get its first grocery store.
According to District 5 Supervisor Gloria Dickerson she and other community members have put forth a collaborative effort to bring the project to fruition.
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Entergy is in the process of trimming trees as part of their effort to enhance electrical service reliability, and some Indianola residents are not happy about the manner in which it’s being done.
Some say they want the electrical service provider to leave their trees alone.