Our Staff


Meet the Staff:



RECARDO THOMAS, staff reporter

Recardo Thomas is an Indianola native. He holds degrees from Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi Delta Community College. Prior to joining the E-T staff in 2015, he was the operations manager for WNLA in Indianola for 16 years. Thomas covers the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors, Indianola Board of Aldermen, Sunfower County Consolidated School District board as well as reporting other news and features.



DEBBIE BETHEL, bookkeeper

Debbie Bethel is a lifelong resident of Leland and has worked at the E-T as bookkeeper since 2015. Her duties include accounts receivable, accounts payable, circulation management and financial reporting.



MARY HOWARD GARY, advertising manager

Mary Howard Gary is an Inverness native and has been the advertising manager since 2015. She manages the advertising department and ensures that our customers get the best value for their money. She works directly with our customers to understand their needs and establish plans marketing plans that get results.

FERYN ATKINSON, graphic designer

Feryn Atkinson is a summa cum laude graduate of Jackson State University with a degree in art. Prior to joining the E-T staff in 2016, she taught visual arts and Mississippi studies at Coahoma Agricultural High School in Clarksdale. Her duties at the E-T include designing advertisements for customers, laying out pages and assisting with production of the newspaper.



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