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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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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.


Willie Lockridge

Willie Lockridge

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Willie Sylvester Lockridge, 60, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


Edmond Thomas Sr.

Edmond Thomas Sr.

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Edmond Thomas Sr., 72, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at his home. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


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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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Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Deloris Harper

Deloris Harper

Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.


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