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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.




Eddie Pittman

Eddie Pittman

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eddie Pittman, 66, of Greenville, will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 8, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died July 29, 2020, at his home. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


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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.




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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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Christavius Taylor

Christavius Taylor

SHELBY — Funeral arrangements for Christavius Taylor, 20, of Shelby, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.





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.


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