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Budget? What budget?

We don’t like it when our government officials spend more than they allot themselves to spend in a year on any budgeted item.

And, as pointed out in a story in this weekend’s newspaper, one line item in the Washington County Board of Supervisors has seen a significant stretch of the budget.



Jimmie Smith

Jimmie Smith

ROSEDALE — Funeral arrangements for Jimmie Smith, 86, of Rosedale, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. 


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BOS set fine for those caught not wearing masks in county

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

A $250 fine for failure to wear a mask or a nose and mouth covering will soon be signed into order, per the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

The order was decided by a vote of 3-2 with BOS president Carl McGee and vice president Lee Gordon voting opposed in the motion made by District 4 Supervisor Mala Brooks.


Greenville City Council enters order requiring face coverings, effective immediately

By SUBMITTED ARTICLE,

Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.



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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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Keith Butler

Keith Butler

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Funeral arrangements for Keith Butler, 46, of Locust Grove, Georgia, and formerly of Greenville, are pending with T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, Georgia





Starks, MACE CEO resigns

Established leader of Mississippi Action for Community Education, MACE, has stepped down from her postion of CEO.

Mable Starks notified the MACE board three weeks ago of her resignation.

A letter obtained by the DD-T from Starks to MACE affiliates explains Starks will be pursuing new challenges.


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