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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.
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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.
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.
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Fred’s Pharmacy in Indianola is closing.
Back in February, they had 586 stores in 15 states.
Today, they have 80.
Their leadership thought the Walgreen’s and Rite Aid merger was going to boost their bottom line with more stores.
A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend from a neighboring Delta town about my involvement this past spring with the Brindley Theater.
He was delighted to learn that Callie had also become involved.
She will make her Indianola acting debut tonight as a choral singer in Beauty & The Beast.
Richard Swenson wrote a New York Times Best Seller in 2004 titled Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives.
He defined margin as the space that exists between ourselves and our limits.
In less than a week, voters across the state will hopefully race to the polls in large numbers to cast their votes in the 2019 party primary elections and Sunflower County election officials are gearing up because the local ballot will be chock-full with some incumbents going up against a field of hopefuls.
Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.
Katie Patterson came to Indianola as a medical student, and when she fell in love with the town and community, she retured to work full time.
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.