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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.
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 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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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.
Firefighter safety is at the top of the list of main concerns for Indianola’s fire chief and assistant chief.
After nearly a year in office, Chief Orlando Battle and Assistant Chief William “Bill” Alford said making sure that the firefighters are safe and healthy for the future is their number one priority.
One man is dead and police are currently searching for two men in relation to a shooting that took place during the 6 p.m. hour near the intersection of Bates and Walker Streets on Thursday evening.
An unnamed victim was transported to South Sunflower County Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Fifty years after Apollo 11 re-entered Earth, a group of Chinese-Americans who played an integral part in the Space Race will share their experiences during Re-Entry…Mississippi, an event hosted by the Delta State University Archives and Museum and DSU’s Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum on July 7-8.
When Parmida LED Technologies began exploring opportunities to expand toward the eastern part of the United States more than a year ago, Mississippi was definitely not on the company’s radar.