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Pauline Gafford

Pauline Gafford

LELAND — Pauline “Polly” Lacy Steen Gafford, 95, of Leland, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at her home. Boone Funeral Home, Leland, was in charge of arrangements.



Masks not so bad

Masks, their usage and mandates are a contentious topic.

We’re not sure why.

We can understand why people might not enjoy wearing masks, but the mandate they be worn in public spaces is not one so onerous as to create the vitriolic response it has in some people and places.


Gloria Atkins

Gloria Atkins

DECATUR, Ga. — Funeral arrangements for Gloria Atkins, 50, of Decatur, Georgia, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Sunday, July 12, 2020. 


Jasmine Rogers

Jasmine Rogers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral arrangements for Jasmine Rogers, 15, of Memphis, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Tuesday, July 7, 2020.


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Eva Robinson

Eva Robinson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eva Faye Robinson, 75, of Greenville, were held Tuesday, July 7, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


Gilda Miller

By GILDA MILLER,

Gilda Miller

VICKSBURG — Gilda Fae McCool Shurden Miller died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 84. 

She was preceded in death by her immediate family, including her parents, two husbands, and her only two children.


Frank Key Sr.

Frank Key Sr.

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Frank Key Sr., 107, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


Effie Cain

Effie Cain

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Effie Cain, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Clara Willis

Clara Willis

RENOVA — Graveside services for Clara Mae Willis, 78, of Renova, will be at 11 a.m. June 27 at Delta Memorial Gardens, Cleveland. She died June 21, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


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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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Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.




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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Weddings & Engagements

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