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Leola Hudson

Leola Hudson

SARDIS — Graveside services for Leola Hudson, 86, of Sardis and formerly of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Sister Walker officiating. She died Saturday, April 4, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


David Beams Sr.

David Beams Sr.

PEARL — Private funeral services for David E. Beams, Sr., 88, of Pearl will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, via Facebook Live. He passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at his home, in Pearl. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.



Irene Rice

Irene Rice

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Irene Rice, 77, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. Cedric Reed officiating. She died Friday, April 3, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


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Local church steps up to serve lunch during coronavirus pandemic

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

First Baptist Church Pastor Matt Alexander is organizing a curbside lunch pickup for school-aged youth twice a week while children are out of school.

Governor Tate Reeves announced Thursday morning all public schools in Mississippi will be closed through April 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.




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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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