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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.”




City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 







Before and after: Facade grant program helping to beautify downtown Greenville

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Downtown Greenville is sprucing up one store at a time thanks to the ongoing Downtown Greenville Facade Improvement program.

Main Street Greenville Director Gretchen Giachelli said the facade grant program is a way to not only improve the appearance of downtown Greenville, but to entice residents to shop more at the local businesses.




Organizations request funds from city during budget session

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

At Thursday’s Greenville City Council special budget session, different community partners came before the council requesting additional funds for their organization. 

The council allowed the representatives from the different organizations to explain how much money they are requesting and why.


Lake Ferguson is going to be on fire this weekend

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

It may take a crazy person to drive a drag boat, but it’s happening this weekend at the Ferguson on Fire Drag Boat Races.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, drag boat racers will be strapping into the barest sliver of a boat with a big horsepower Mercury outboard on the back and eyes pointed 800 feet down the racetrack.


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