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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.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
The Sunflower County Board of Supervisors got into the Christmas spirit this past Monday, and you better believe Santa is going to be doing a double take when he checks their wish list in a couple of weeks.
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.
The North Sunflower Academy Rebel basketball teams were back on the court recently, facing Winona Christian. Pictured to the left is Nick Billhofer leaping up for a shot during the varsity game. To the right, Gracie Barrett tries to defend against a Lady Stars player.
Photo: Vikki Peay
The excitement over the beginning of a new Gentry High School Rams basketball season is in the air.
That anticipation is justified since over the course of the last five basketball seasons, the Rams have been a regular visitor deep into the state 4A playoffs.
On the far left, Lion Drew McDowell, Treasurer, and Lion President Craig Esplin present to Lion Roy Stubbs (and Gideons International member) a check in the amount of $1,066 in memory of longtime Lions Club member, J. C. Hodges.
A remarkable Indianola Academy Colonels football story is continuing another week.
As a result, the Colonels are now only one victory away from playing for the 3A State Championship.
The 2019-20 Lady Rams basketball team is in uniform and playing ball. Pictured on the bottom row from left are Amber Curtis, Jaylah Little, Shakori Dawson, Deundria Stovall, Makyla Henderson and SaMydria Perkins. On the top from left are Jada Delaney, Zoe Howard, Darliscia Coleman, Taniyah Williams, Jaidra Green and Tykeria Stovall.
Emphasizing what he called “legal common sense” Alderman Marvin Elder addressed the city’s department heads and the other elected officials on Monday night and with an affirmation from City Attorney Gary Austin he stated that work-related retaliation is illegal.
Recognizing our veterans: Recent programs pay homage to those who’ve sacrificed for freedom, Henderson speaks at Community Bank Veterans Day breakfastBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
Community Bank held its annual Veterans Day breakfast in support of America’s military heroes on Veterans Day, and it was well attended by the Delta’s military locals.
Once again Josh Henderson of Inverness was on hand to share some of his thoughts and convictions with the soldiers.
Katherine Cartwright McCarty, 87, of Sunflower, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. After months of failing health, Katherine “Kaki” McCarty died peacefully at her home surrounded by family.
A big task is at hand for the Gentry High Lady Rams basketball team.
However, despite being faced with replacing three starters off last season’s highly successful 23-6 season, third year Head Coach Sarita Cooper-White is optimistic about her 2019-20 squad.