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Irene Taylor

Irene Taylor

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Irene Taylor, 67, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with Min. Stanley Williams officiating. She passed away July 24, 2020, at her residence. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.



Willie Mae Bishop

Willie Mae Bishop

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Willie Mae Bishop, 72, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Morning Star, Gunnison, with the Rev. Ricky Carter officiating. She died July 22, 2020, in Greenwood. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. 


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6 people shot over Independence Day weekend

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find the people responsible for two shootings that left six people injured over the Fourth of July weekend.

At 4:03 p.m. July 4, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to King Stop, 207 Highway 1 N., in reference to two shot people.


BOS set fine for those caught not wearing masks in county

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

A $250 fine for failure to wear a mask or a nose and mouth covering will soon be signed into order, per the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

The order was decided by a vote of 3-2 with BOS president Carl McGee and vice president Lee Gordon voting opposed in the motion made by District 4 Supervisor Mala Brooks.


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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.




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Man arrested, charged for Friday night shooting that left 1 dead, 1 injured

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.

At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.


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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