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MADISON — Graveside services for Melvin Griffin, 61, of Madison, were held Friday at Westlawn Cemetery, Cleveland, with District Leader Elder Anthony G. Russell officiating. He died July 24, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson.
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METCALFE — Funeral arrangements for Isiah Murray, 76, of Metcalfe, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died July 26, 2020.
INDIANOLA — Ruby Lee Jarmon was born April 11, 1941, in Indianola, to the late David Lee Jarmon and Lola Bell Anderson. Ruby transitioned unto eternal rest Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
The Delta Democrat-Times editorial staff took home numerous awards at the most recent Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Mississippi Press Association for the 2019 contest year.
Delta Regional Medical Center has established a COVID-19 Results Line for anyone who has been tested at a DRMC location. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the number is 662-379-0434.
DRMC is also holding free COVID-19 testing in the hospital's ER parking lot. Testing is performed from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
It is 9 o’clock in the morning on Friday, July 10, and, right now, I am not optimistic we will have high school sports this fall.
I love photography, especially when they are pictures taken by local photographers to show off our beautiful region. This week, local photographer John Keen shared pictures on Facebook he took Monday afternoon at the Greenville Cypress Preserve, but they were not what people expected to see.
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.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
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.
A man died while swimming Monday at a boat ramp along the levee front.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said a 23-year-old black male drowned while swimming at a boat ramp along the levee front at Lake Ferguson.
As a young boy, Isaac Morris, spent many weekends on road trips to different towns throughout the region. His father, Isaac Morris Sr., was a professional wrestler. Young Morris got an up close view of the wrestling industry, from drop kicks and body slams to selling tickets and putting up and taking down the ring.
When the weather switches from fall to winter, Washington School’s Bogan Brewer, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, moves from linebacker on the football team to goalie for the soccer team.
While the sports are different, Brewer plays both positions with many of the same principals.
ROLLING FORK — Funeral arrangements for Barbara Jean Clark, 69, of Rolling Fork, are pending with Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. She died Friday, March 13, 2020, at Merit Central Hospital, Jackson.
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INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Bobby Boyd, 62, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.