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Addie Bradley

Addie Bradley

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Addie Bradley, 91, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


Catherine Hydrick

Catherine Hydrick

GREENVILLE — Catherine Sides Hydrick, 90, of Greenville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center. Visiting hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Mortimer Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Greenville Cemetery.


Lillie McDuffy-Williams

Lillie McDuffy-Williams

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Lillie M. McDuffy-Williams, 77, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. CW Ray officiating. She died Aug. 2, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Elizabeth Atkins

Elizabeth Atkins

CLINTON — Graveside services for Elizabeth Garner Atkins, 93, of Clinton, will be at noon Monday, Aug. 10, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Midnight. She died Aug. 3, 2020. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.


Stevens pitches another gem to keep Washington School undefeated

By DAVID W. HEALY,

When Washington School senior Allie Stevens steps in the softball circle these days, she does not think she is going to win — she knows she will.

“It is a great feeling to go out there with so much confidence,” she said. “I have been playing a lot this summer in my summer league, and I feel I am just getting better and better.”


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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.



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.



Parkerson-Downs

Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.


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Walter Howard Sr.

Walter Howard Sr.

Greenville - Funeral services for Walter Howard Sr., 94, of Greenville, will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenville, Saturday April 27 at 10 a.m. Father Tom Mulley will be officiating. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville and 6-7 p.m. at Rosary.



Romeo Hurt

Teen arrested for shooting that injured man in store

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A teenager has been arrested and charged for a shooting this week that injured a man at a local store.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 18-year-old Romeo Hurt, of Greenville, was identified as the suspect who shot into a store in the 900 block of St. Charles Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.



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