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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.
Once again the city of Indianola is without a city clerk.
After emerging from a closed executive session on Monday night, the Indianola Board of Aldermen introduced a motion to accept the resignation of City Clerk Lashanda Moore effective December 6.
The aldermen voted and unanimously accepted the proposal.
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’!
Aside from pastoring two churches in Sunflower County (Sunflower United Methodist and Moorhead United Methodist), Veronica Pritchard serves as executive director of Delta Grace.
Delta Grace is a not-for-profit, multi-denominational, faith-based organization that matches mission teams with those in need of home repairs.
A large weather system passed through Mississippi on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, affecting travel and homes in Sunflower County.
Several roads across the city of Indianola, including Kinlock, B.B. King, Garrard and others were flooded in many areas on Thursday morning.
Nathan Sanders of Yazoo City, Sam Dillard of Pelahatchie and Mitchell Tagert of Carthage are now heroes after rescuing 72-year-old Josie McGrew from her submerged vehicle in Moorhead on Monday afternoon.
Photo: Recardo Thomas
Thad Cochran, who represented Mississippi in Congress for over four decades passed away in Oxford on Thursday morning.
He was 81.
According to a release issued by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s office, funeral services are pending.
Indianola and Drew both celebrated Juneteenth last Saturday with festivals that attracted hundreds on both ends of the county, according to organizers. Pictured top left are Malik Haynes and Edric Q. Johnson. To the right, Melanie Townsend-Blackmon, pictured with the incoming Miss MVSU Arlencia Barnes in Drew.
Miskia Davis is entering her third year as head of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. In just a short time, the Montgomery County native and Drew transplant has made headway with the district’s elementary students, with an over 90 percent pass rate on this year’s third grade gate test.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill has sailed through the House and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats.
Photo by Kiara Williams
The late Davion “Dee” McClain’s legacy will be strong for years to come in Indianola.
100 YEARS AGO,
Mrs. Kate Faison, who has been doing trained nurse duties for our Army in Belgium and France for several months has landed in New York and will be home soon.
Miss Norma Heard has been visiting relatives in Yazoo City and from there will go to Gulfport.