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Follow leaders’ directions

As we made our way through town doing our job of reporting the news about the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had occasion to keep a mental note of businesses that seemed to operating outside the mandates handed down from the Mayor’s office two Tuesdays ago.



River crest increased, Steele Bayou Gates closed

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville’s river crest is on the rise, and will reach its highest peak of the year thus far.

The Mississippi River reached flood stage last week, which has happened every month this year.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Greenville gauge measured at 51.2 feet, which is a few feet higher than its 48-foot flood stage.



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Dorothy Roy

Dorothy Roy

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Dorothy W. Roy, 72, of Greenville, were held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Mount Ararat MB Church, Greenville. She died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


Richard Warren

Richard Warren

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Richard Warren, 72, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Vessels of Mercy, with the Rev. Tommy Benson officiating. He died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.





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Local teen charged in uncle’s stabbing death

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.





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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.


Woman charged with attempted murder after fight at gas station

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.




Police investigate human remains found on Christmas Day

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.


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