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Maple Wright

Maple Wright

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Maple Wright, 81, of Indianola, were held Wednesday, July 8, at Indianola City Cemetery. She died June 28, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services were under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.


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.


Henrene Taylor

Henrene Taylor

ANGUILLA — Graveside services for Henrene Taylor, 53, will be at noon Saturday, July 11, at the Mt. Ollie Church Cemetery, Egremont, with Pastor Willie J. Dorsey officiating. She died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. 


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GSPD employee tests positive for COVID-19; Em Boyd closed

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

On Tuesday, the Greenville Public School District (GPSD) announced an Em Boyd Elementary School employee tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In light of this information, Em Boyd, 1021 S. Colorado St., will close immediately.

Superintendent Dr. Debra Dace said the district shares its concerns about coronavirus. 


Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes

BELZONI — Graveside services for Curtis Lee Hughes, 61, of Belzoni, will be at noon Saturday, June 13, at Outlaw Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Percy Puckett officiating. He died Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.



Alfred Hinton Sr.

Alfred Hinton Sr.

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Alfred “Big Buck” Hinton Sr., 74, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Larry Benford officiating. He died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


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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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