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Louise Deere

Louise Deere

BELZONI — Graveside services for Louise Deere, 73, of Belzoni, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Little Mount Zion Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Burl Holmes Sr. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.


Michael Ledlow

Michael Ledlow

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Michael Ledlow, 63, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Friday, July 24, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


Charles Hawkins

Charles Hawkins

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Charles Hawkins, 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Markham Church Cemetery,Inverness, with the Rev. John Woods officiating. He died Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



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Safety tips for surviving dangerously hot summer days

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

It’s the middle of summer, and the scorching outdoor temperatures are a sure reminder of that.

Over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region, including Washington County.

Although the heat advisory is over as of today, the temperatures outside are still dangerously hot.


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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.



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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.




Woman charged with attempted murder after fight at gas station

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.


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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