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Laverne Hudson

Laverne Hudson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Laverne Hudson, 64, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Oaklawn Cemetery, with Minister Bartholemen Orr officiating. She died Thursday, May 14, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Senior archers taking life skills with them despite no last shots

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Gavin Wells and Leanna Boozer are two Washington School archers who never got a chance to shoot for a championship this season.

Despite this disappointment, they both say they are thankful for the four years they each spent on the General archery team, and they will take the lessons they learned with them for the rest of their lives.


Melveree Bender-Billings

Melveree Bender-Billings

SHELBY — Funeral arrangements for Melveree Bender-Billings, 70, of Shelby, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Grenada Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Grenada.


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Harry Cannon

Harry Cannon

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Harry Cannon, 61, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died Thursday, May 7, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Mildred Shelby

Mildred Shelby

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Mildred D. Shelby, 67, of Rosedale, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Wrights Crossing Cemetery, Rosedale, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Monday, April 27, 2020, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.





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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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Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied

By STAFF REPORT,

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.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.




Charter School application in process for new Greenville school

By JERI BORST JBORST@DDTONLINE.COM,
An effort to provide an additional education option is underway in Greenville as preparations to apply for a charter school license have been made.
Reggie Whitley has started the process of creating a charter school, Relentless Preparatory Academy, with the Mississippi Department of Education Authorizing Board.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE