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Vernessa Williams

Vernessa Williams

GREENVILLE — Visitation for Vernessa Williams, 47, of Greenville, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.




11-year old Jonathan Bates Jr. feels the need for speed at the Greenville Speedway

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Jonathan Bates Jr. does not believe his fellow race car drivers take him too seriously when they glance his way and see an 11-year-old kid behind the wheel. But their demeanors quickly change, said Bates, once he speeds by them on the race track and flashes his wide grin.



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Le’Efrem Fair

Le’Efrem Fair

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Le’Efrem C. Fair, 22, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, June 2, 2020.


Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes

BELZONI — Graveside services for Curtis Lee Hughes, 61, of Belzoni, will be at noon Saturday, June 13, at Outlaw Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Percy Puckett officiating. He died Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.



Alfred Hinton Sr.

Alfred Hinton Sr.

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Alfred “Big Buck” Hinton Sr., 74, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Larry Benford officiating. He died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


GPSD’s Destination 8/5 plans underway for new school year

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.

The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.


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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.




Local teen charged in uncle’s stabbing death

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.

At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.



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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.


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