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This story was changed to reflect the name of the second inmate who had previously not been identified. 
Photos by Dominick Bellipanni Martin Luther King Jr. was the epitome of nonviolence.
Another inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was found deceased over the weekend in an apparent suicide.
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Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer paid a special visit to Indianola last Friday. Hyer made her appearance at Planters Bank’s Catchings Ave.













Sunflower County native, longtime Leflore judge Curtis Gene Underwood passes away

By BY GERARD EDIC GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH,

Curtis Gene Underwood Sr., a former Leflore County Justice Court judge, was known for his gregarious nature and love of the outdoors as well as his fairness on the bench.

“He was always smiling and happy and telling jokes,” Kim O’Bryant, Underwood’s daughter, said Monday.


Pages from the past special: Frances Hull’s 1948 speech “When I Was Eager” to the Indianola 20th Century Club

By FRANCES HULL LONGTIME COUMMUNITY LEADER,

Editor’s Note: This speech was written in 1948 by Frances Hull and was delivered to the Indianola 20th Century Club. The E-T is running it as a special edition of our Pages from the Past, as Charlotte Buchanan is recovering from an injury. Get well soon, Mrs. Charlotte. 


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