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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.
Indianola police are currently investigating separate incidents of gunfire that took place in the Oak Street area on Wednesday night.
Details at this time are scarce, but police say the first shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m., and resulted in the death of an Indianola man, whose name and age has not been released by police.
100 YEARS AGO,
From the Editor, J. A. Richardson: Women, to be sure, lack some of the intellectual abilities of the superior man. Such as, spitting tobacco juice all over the sidewalks.
Sunflower County left ‘voiceless’: District 22 plan pulls county’s largest voter base from 13, qualified candidates not happy with LegislatureBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
A proposed plan to redraw Senate Districts 13 and 22 is now in the hands of U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves.
According to District 13 Senator Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, the proposed plan passed the House and Senate and was sent to Reeves days before the appointed April 3 deadline.
The Gentry High School Choir and ensembles got a taste of Hollywood recently, taking home more awards at the Calabasas Performing Arts Center. The group has been invited back to the Carnegie Hall Festival of Gold Concert in 2020 in New York.
Disaster relief legislation that was backed by U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and passed by an overwhelming majority of the Senate this week failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives due to a lone objection.
100 YEARS AGO,
Before buying a lot in Indianola, see W. M Faison’s elegant new addition on West side.
NOTES FROM THE EDITOR,
J A. RICHARDSON Build good roads new roads regardless of cost, and see how quickly good times will come down these roads
CLEVELAND - After capturing their third Gulf South Conference championship in four years, the Statesmen (39-12) of Delta State University are set to host the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament May 16-18 at Tim and Nancy Harvey Stadium-Dave "Boo" Ferriss Field.
100 YEARS AGO,
John Neill has just returned from overseas and is visiting Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Neill.
Miss Maurice Gresham who has been attending summer school at the University of Alabama returned home Monday.
Journey 2019: Ric Grant has earned praise for his musical abilities, but he says he owes those skills to GodBy BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,
Organist Richard Willis Grant II, more commonly recognized as simply Ric Grant, believes that when God gives you a talent you give it back to Him and that’s how he has spent his life-giving back to God and giving back to others to honor God.
A Friday night shooting in Indianola has resulted in the death of one man and the suspected shooter is still at large. Indianola police are asking the public's help in locating 23-year-old Leradric (Co-Co) Gardner, whose last known address is 132 Aquarius Circle.