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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.
The Sunflower County Board of Supervisors got into the Christmas spirit this past Monday, and you better believe Santa is going to be doing a double take when he checks their wish list in a couple of weeks.
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.
100 YEARS AGO,
Pauline Early and Ethel Pittman played with real inspiration at their recital Friday night. The Concerto G Minor deserves special attention.
NOTE FROM J. A. RICHARDSON, EDITOR: A lawyer gets good money for his advice, but the rest of us have trouble giving it away.
Mississippi Delta Community College has entered the final stages before naming the next president of the Moorhead-based school.
Josh Newcom will be playing over a dozen gigs this year, from Florida to Oklahoma City, but there was only one place he wanted to debut and celebrate his newest album.
That is at B.B King’s Club Ebony in Indianola.
Manfred and Sylvia Johnson and Nancy Roscoe, all of Indianola, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kiona Nicole Johnson, of Hattiesburg, to Melvin Gene Chambers II, also of Hattiesburg, son of Katherine Chambers of Moorhead and the late Melvin Chambers Sr.