Features

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.




‘Always looking out for other people’Late Saving OurSelves founder remembered as vision comes to life

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

The first ever Saving OurSelves Back to School drive will be bittersweet for the community.

Many Indianola students will receive free backpacks, uniforms and school supplies, but it will all be done without one of the event’s founders, Davion “Dee” McClain, who passed away in late April.


55 Years of Freedom: Death of Emmett Till set stage for Freedom Summer

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 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.




Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: An update on Laura Walden

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

MAY 1919

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.







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Sports

This is the current scenario for the Gentry High School Rams football team. There are two regular... READ MORE

Obituaries

Services for Jimmy Ross Hunt, of Parchman, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ruleville Baptist... READ MORE

Breaking News

The redrawn lines for Districts 13 and 22 will be in effect for tomorrow’s primary elections.