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Of all the illnesses that have spread in my lifetime, COVID-19 wins the most confusing award.
People have been receiving mixed messages from the very beginning of this pandemic and the madness still continues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Investigation points toward domestic violence in murder, suicide
Domestic violince appears to be the motive of a husband, 54, shooting his wife, 49, and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Greenville Police Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Adron Belk II of Greenwood announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Merritt Montgomery Belk of Greenwood, to Zachary Ryan Harris of Greenville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harris of Greenville.
A 64 year-old black male was shot Saturday night in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville. Just before 11 p.m. the Greenville Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shot person, whose name is being held pending family notification.
Quality assurance of the 2019 elections is on the minds of Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Election Commission, who have contracted for services to review any errors that may be lurking in the system and address specific concerns.
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.