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HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Dorothy Young, 72, of Hollandale, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery. She died July 6, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
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.
Clarence Brown Sr.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Whitney Sade Wilson, 32, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Oaklawn, with Pastor Oliver Robinson Jr. officiating. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
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.
The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
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.
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.
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.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department are searching for the person who shot a man in the face and left him to die.
At 6:21 a.m. this morning, police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Theobald Street, where they found a 20-year-old black male with blood on his face.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.
Vanderbilt (9-19, 0-15) vs. Texas A&M (12-15, 5-10)
Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Little-bitty Wofford was a long shot to make a run into the Top 25.
So the No. 24 Terriers embraced the challenge — literally.
Led by the 3-point shooting of Fletcher Magee, the Terriers have won 15 straight and jumped into the national rankings for the first time in school history.
The conference game between the Riverside High School Bulldogs and the O’Bannon Greenwaves was a thriller. The final score was 60-57 in favor of Riverside.
Twenty-one of the 60 points the Bulldogs scored came from behind the three point line. Tuesday’s game was the first time the two teams meet this basketball season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will have a later kickoff time than usual for its spring football game.
School officials announced Tuesday that Tennessee will hold its annual Orange and White Game on April 13 at 6 p.m. Tennessee starts spring practice on March 7.