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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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Eugene Watson

Eugene Watson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eugene Watson, 68, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died May 27, 2020. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Brenda Briscoe

Brenda Briscoe

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Brenda Drain Briscoe, 60, of Indianola, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died June 5, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.




Florine Nichols

Florine Nichols

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Florine Wright Dodd Nichols, 91, of Greenville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. She passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at The Pinnacle.  Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.


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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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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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Weddings & Engagements

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