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St. Joseph Catholic School senior Trey Benson did not want his high school career to end Friday night, and in the second half he and his teammates made the plays to make sure it continued.
Last week, Washington County was awarded their level 1-3 Maintenance Certificates for the ACT Work Ready Communities during the 2019 ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.
Keith Gann, owner of Wise Solution LLC, appeared before the Greenville City Council on Monday to  discuss how the city would benefit from the security and surveillance service he provides through his company.
Leland High School girls basketball head coach Patansy Miller-Hampton lost a number of valuable players to graduation last season — including former Delta Democrat-Times Player of the Year Shomaria Overton — but, as always, the Lady Cubs still ha






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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