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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.
100 YEARS AGO,
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’!
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.
Sixty-four years ago this month, 14-year-old Emmett Till was transported uninterrupted across the Tallahatchie and Sunflower County line, and hours later, his deceased body was taken back to the Tallahatchie River where Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam later admitted they disposed of his lifeless body.
The atmosphere was like that of winning a state championship. No, more like a World Series.
Hundreds of people, including elementary and high school kids, gathered in the Ritz Café in the Clay County city of West Point in late April 2013, celebrating the deal that brought Yokohama Tire to the job-anemic community.
It took two tries at two separate meetings, but after a 3-2 vote on Monday a letter is finally being drafted from the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors asking the federal courts to revisit a submitted proposed plan to redraw the lines of Senate District 13 and look at other options that do not split Sunflower County.
‘I will never get bored, I assure you’: Two Indianola Academy instructors retire after decades at schoolBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
With a combined total of over 80 years of experience educating young minds, two of Indianola Academy’s teachers are moving on to the next level…retirement.
Lynn Delas and Debbie Woodruff are names that ring out synonymously with a long line of dedicated educators, and the students at IA have been truly blessed by their presence.
Another B.B. King Homecoming Festival is in the books. Hundreds gathered on June 1 on a hot day to listen to a long list of talented artists, including headliner Mr. Sipp. The festival, held at Fletcher Park, celebrated its 39th year. It was founded in 1980, with King coming home that year to perform before the home crowd.
An Indianola family is mourning the loss of one of its own after a Wednesday night shooting in the city turned deadly.
Cindy Baird has been one of Indianola’s most influential women for decades. The recently retired president of Community Bank went to work for People’s Bank 45 years ago, and she spent her entire career helping small businesses start and flourish in the community.
100 YEARS AGO,
Editorial Note from J. A. Richardson: The only compliment I can give to the motorcycle is that it can never sneak up on anybody.
Sunflower and Leflore Counties will be paying homage and tribute to the servicemen lost in the Yanky72 tragedy of July 2017.
There will be a public ceremony at the memorial on July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Yanky72 monument on Highway 82 in Itta Bena.
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.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
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.