Diane Pimpton is shown inside the MAP of Easton Inc. plant in Clarksdale earlier this year. Originally hired as a temp in the plant’s office in 2000, she’s been the plant manager of the Clarksdale facility for the past four years.

Willingness to work

By JOSH TROY,

Hard work and making a difference in her community has been the story of Diane Pimpton’s life.

Pimpton, the plant manager of MAP of Easton Inc. in Clarksdale and owner of the convenience store and gas station Double Dy Express in Tutwiler, is a Webb native and 1989 West Tallahatchie High School graduate.


Johnson directs students to be quiet during the opening assembly for the charter school on its opening day.

Head of the class

By JOSH TROY,

Amanda Johnson founded KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy in Helena-West Helena, Ark., in 2009 and spent seven years running the school, but her dream was to make a difference in Clarksdale - the community where she lived.






The King still rules in Delta

By JOSH TROY,

Elvis Presley’s untimely death 41 years ago Thursday – Aug. 16, 1977, to be precise – at age 42 shocked the world and it is still something we hear about today.

I woke up Thursday morning seeing countless Facebook posts about Elvis’ death. The impact he had on our culture is evident.



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