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Many Christmas wishes came true this week for several local youth living in foster care.
Editor’s note: This interview with Santa Claus was arranged with local resident Mike Jones, who has been depicting Santa for more than 40 years. This is his first year at the Greenville Mall.
Yvette McPherson’s name still hangs boldly on the wall of the Washington School gymnasium for a reason. Now the head girls basketball coach for the Lady Generals, McPherson was an All-State player in high school when she graduated in 1989.
“Be great, you are the future.” These words sound nothing short of inspiring and as though they were taken straight from the pages of some profound author.
Enthusiastic performers are invited to soon head to Delta Center Stage for the auditions of their next musical production, “Little Shop of Horrors.”





Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening. 

The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.




WLSD preps students, staff for crisis with active shooter drills

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Communities and schools can never take enough precautions, especially when a crisis strikes.

Western Line School District hosted an active shooter drill Tuesday morning at Riverside Elementary and Riverside High schools and again in the afternoon at O’Bannon Elementary and O’Bannon High schools.



Thousands feel ‘the blues’ at MACE’s 42nd annual festival

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Mississippi Delta heat didn’t stop festival goers from making their way to the Queen City this weekend to get a taste of the blues. 

The 42nd annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival drew about 10,000 people to the Washington County Convention Center fairgrounds Saturday. 


Hollandale’s Sam Chatmon Blues Festival kicks off in less than a week

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

HOLLANDALE — As festival season carries on, people in Hollandale are looking to keep the Delta blues merriment going with the annual Sam Chatmon Blues Festival.

Free to the public, this musically jammed packed event is being held for a 23rd time and folks are plenty excited.





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