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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.
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.
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.
This year’s B.B. King Homecoming festival seemed to have everything.
There was a great lineup of established touring musicians that rocked Fletcher Park from 2 p.m. until well after dark.
There was blues, gospel, R&B and rock. Something for everybody.
Planters Bank is hosting its annual Shred Day on April 26.
The event, which allows individuals and businesses the opportunity to shred sensitive documents, will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 521 Hwy. 82 in Indianola.
Moorhead Police Chief Bobby Walker said he and four of his fellow officers, including Assistant Chief Sherry Myers, have been locked out of his office and the police department by the city manager and they want to know why.
In addition, Walker and Officer Patrick Mitchell have been suspended from duty.
Here’s a good question to explore: A week ago the Morehouse College commencement speaker promised to pay off all of the Class of 2019’s student loans. Was this fair to the families who made the necessary sacrifices to make sure their children graduated without debt?
100 YEARS AGO,
FRONT PAGE AD: The Delta Penny Savings Bank solicits your account, no matter how small or large. J. E. Walker, President; W. S. Stephenson, Vice President.
W. E. Chapman is attending the press association meeting this week.
Two or three unrelated questions that cause me to wonder:
When will the Mississippi governor’s race get down and dirty?
When will the limited supply of insurance I keep getting offered through robocalls on my cell phone run out? And why doesn’t that supposedly “no call” register seem to be working? More on this later.
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.