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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.
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.
Remember the name Stephon Simpson.
The 2012 Gentry High School Graduate and 2018 Bachelor’s of Science recipient from Mississippi Valley State University is about to embark on a new career in education that he hopes will be the bridge to an even longer career in medicine.
With over 31 years in the Indianola School District, Gwendolyn Milton guided students toward the right path and now retirement is the next step for her.
She has been a part of Gentry High School through nine principals and nine superintendents.
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There are special places in my heart that are only but a memory these days. One such hamlet – Camp Tallaha.
The memories of chiggers and ticks and the coldest dang spring-fed pool where hours were spent in lifeguard training.
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‘I think God put me on Earth to be a helper’: Britt takes gavel as the 2019 president of Indianola Chamber Main StreetBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
Cherrie Britt has been a volunteer all her life.
A native of Skene, located just outside of Cleveland, Britt has lived in Indianola for over two decades. She’s raised two children here, and recently she assumed the role of one of the city’s top volunteers.
For a quiet kid, Caleb Smith never had a problem making his friends and teachers laugh.
He was funny, honest, confident and bright, according to those who knew and loved him.
Smith, 17, tragically lost his life on Sunday, after being accidently shot with a handgun at a friend’s home in Indianola early Sunday morning.
Anne Hall Brashier is not your typical Washington D.C. insider.
The daughter of John Rodgers and Patricia Brashier, she did not grow up with political aspirations, but she now holds the position of deputy chief of staff for Congressman Trent Kelly, who serves the First District of Mississippi.
Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.
FedEx Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), announced this week the launch of its program designed to offer employment opportunities at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District graduated over 200 students between Gentry High on Friday night and Ruleville Central High School on Saturday morning. Pictured above is Gentry honors graduate Whitney Manuel receiving her diploma, and to the right is RCHS 2019 valedictorian Chari Barr walking from the graduation stage.
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.