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Alfred Worbington

Alfred Worbington

GREENVILLE — Alfred Lee Worbington, 85, of Greenville and formerly of Glen Allan, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 9, 2020, at The Pinnacle of Greenville.

Al was born June 6, 1935, to John and Ida Bell Johnson Worbington, of Shaw.



CFWC establishes fund for Collier’s Footprints Diaper Bank to aid local mothers

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

#strongertogether is not a trend that’s dying down anytime soon.

It represents significant community endeavors like the emerging Footprint Diaper Bank that aim to improve or contribute to the overall wellbeing of individuals’ lives.

Especially during times like the ones the world and nation is currently experiencing.


Edwinna Edwards

Edwinna Edwards

INDIANOLA — Edwinna Currie Edwards, 96, of Indianola, died Monday, July 20, 2020, at her home.

Mrs. Edwards was born on March 15, 1924, in Burns.  She attended Starkville High School and Mississippi State College and received her Master of Education degree from Delta State University.


GPSD approves reopening plan for first nine weeks

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

 The Greenville Public School District’s plan of a virtual reopening for the first nine weeks of the academic year was approved Thursday evening at a special meeting of the GPSD board of trustees.

This means instruction will take place strictly online as students engage in virtual or “distance” learning. 


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Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.



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.



Parkerson-Downs

Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.


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Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.






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