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Melvin Griffin

Melvin Griffin 

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. 



Isiah Murray

Isiah Murray

METCALFE — Funeral arrangements for Isiah Murray, 76, of Metcalfe, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died July 26, 2020.


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Ruby Jarmon

Ruby Jarmon

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.



DRMC opens COVID-19 Results Line

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. 




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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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Pro wrestling coming back to Greenville on February 1

By DAVID W. HEALY/ DHEALY@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.


Washington School's Bogan Brewer named Planters Bank Player of the Week

By DAVID W. HEALY,

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.


Barbara Clark

Barbara Clark

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.



Bobby Boyd

Bobby Boyd

INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Bobby Boyd, 62, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.


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