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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.
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.
Thanksgiving continues to be my favorite holiday. It is one of the few institutions left to us that hasn’t been hijacked by wacky groups who seem to be against most everything Americans have held dear for the past 300 years.
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.
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.
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The late Davion “Dee” McClain’s legacy will be strong for years to come in Indianola.
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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.
North Sunflower Medical Center is about eight miles from the city of Cleveland, but their new, and potentially groundbreaking partnership with the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic bounds the thriving Ruleville hospital with one of the top research centers in the country.
Ruleville native and former North Sunflower Academy student Maury Morgan, who appeared for the second time Tuesday night on an episode of the NBC hit show This Is Us will return for the season finale on Tuesday, April 2.
An escaped Parchman inmate is behind bars again.
According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Benny Ray Blansett was captured at a checkpoint in Sunflower County on Saturday night around 11 p.m.
It is not clear at this time where in Sunflower County he was captured.
Indianola High School’s Class of 1969 just enjoyed our 50th reunion.
I am sure there are many quite grown up and even past 30 year old Indianolans who have no idea that there ever was an Indianola High School. Well, let me just tell you.
There was, and it was some kind of great school.
Maggie Barnes continues to spend her time serving the citizens of Indianola and Sunflower County.
Once the first black female alderwoman to serve on Indianola’s Board of Aldermen, she has and continues to spearhead projects that she is passionate about.
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.