One confirmed dead in second Parchman riot in as many days

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman experienced what appears to be its second riot in two days Thursday, each one resulting the death of an inmate.

Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton confirmed to The E-T this afternoon that an inmate lost his life during what she described as a gang-related fight. 




Bringing it all back home: Dr. L. Ray Matthews’ vitamin D3 patent was just approved, and he plans to develop it and others in Indianola in the coming years

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It seemed like destiny that Dr. Leslie Ray Matthews would someday enter the field of medicine, and for the Indianola native and Gentry High School graduate, that story came to be reality in a huge way.










Recipe for success: Love for cooking has turned Semaj Attaway from troubled student to master chef

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Semaj Attaway was around 6 years old the first time he got suspended from school.

His mother, Shequite Johnson, said she would frequently have to go get him and bring him home during the day because of his behavioral problems.

One day, while he was home serving a suspension, she was trying to cook cornbread.


Still enjoying the dance: From Rockette to dance teacher to fashion sales, Bobbie Jean Hill hasn’t missed a single beat

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Bobbie Jean Hill is the youngest 90 in town.

Her mind and wit are as sharp as ever, and when she says she’s been working at Young Ideas for “at least 40 years” you can bet money she’s right.


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