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Annie White

Annie White

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Annie White, 85, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Holly Ridge Cemetery, Holly Ridge, with the Rev. Greg Strong officiating. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Harvey Foote III

Harvey Foote III

DALLAS, Texas — Funeral arrangements for Harvey Foote III, 66, of Dallas and formerly of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died July 27, 2020.


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. 


Dora Groves

Dora Groves

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Dora F. Groves, 62, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.



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Mavis Johnson

Mavis Johnson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Mavis Johnson, 54, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. 


As virus cases rise, DRMC doctor says wear a mask

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.

The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.

Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.


James Perkins

James Perkins

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for James H. Perkins, 62, of Greenville and formerly of Leland, were held Saturday, July 4, at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Leland. He passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home. Services were under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.


$250K bond set for man arrested for kidnapping 2 children

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A bond has been issued for Nikolas Hampton, who was arrested and charged last week for kidnapping two children.

The bond of $250,000 was issued Monday by Judge Michael Prewitt. 

After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, 23-year-old Hampton was arrested later that morning.


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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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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.




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