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As the country prepares to honor its military service veterans this Monday, we should be mindful that those who served this country did so in a variety of capacities.
Indianola police made the following arrests,
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.
The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Latasha Payne. The junior Moorhead native plans to study nursing when she graduates next year. Her dream job is to be a registered nurse. In her spare time she enjoys watching TV and reading. She is pictured with Job Specialist and JMG Instructor Dr. Adrian Brown.
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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.
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Editorial Note from J. A. Richardson: The only compliment I can give to the motorcycle is that it can never sneak up on anybody.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.