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My epic battle with T-Rex

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Sitting on my barstool at The Rack & Cue Monday evening after a grueling day of work at the Delta Democrat-Times, I was pondering what I would write for a column for our next edition.

Then a buddy of mine tapped me on the shoulder and pointed at a man playing billiards behind me.



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Ida Mae Frazier

Ida Mae Frazier

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Ida Mae Frazier, 93, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at St. John Cemetery, Woodburn Community, with the Rev. Barnett officiating. She died Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Floyd Ramiz Sr.

Floyd Ramiz Sr.

CLEVELAND — Graveside services for Floyd Ramiz Sr., 67, of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Bold Pilgrim Cemetery, Beulah. He died July 28, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.


Carl Baker

Carl Baker

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Carl Lee Baker, 61, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. July 25, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Methodist North Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


Bertha Jones

Bertha Jones

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Bertha Raggs Jones, 74, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Lakewood Cemetery, under direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, Germantown, Tennessee.


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Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 


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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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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