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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’!
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.
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.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday in Sunflower County.
Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, according to a release from the U.S. Postal Service this week.
Spending time behind the plate, Seth Champion could see the whole field, position his team and work with his pitching staff to make the right pitches.
100 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL AND PERSONAL; Forrest G. Cooper, lawyer, attended Federal Court in Clarksdale this week. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Duncan of Inverness were Indianola visitors this week.
Journey 2019: Read about MDCC's new entertainment industry degree and the student who helped bring the program to the DeltaBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
David Lee Montgomery has always wanted to be a music producer.
Even though he plays multiple instruments, he has always been drawn to the business side of the music industry.