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Changing the state flag of Mississippi was not an issue to be taken lightly, and we don’t believe the members of the legislature have done so.
For years, our state was represented by a talisman including a symbol drawing on a time when the citizens of state chose to leave the nation over the issue of slavery.
MOORHEAD — Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt, 34, of Moorhead, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Pineridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, with the Rev. George Hollands officiating. He died Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
GREENVILLE — Glenda Boyd, 81, of Greenville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Ridgeland.
Glenda was born in Pie Town, New Mexico, on Feb. 15, 1938, to Joseph Sr. and Lessie Creamer. She loved being a true homemaker, as well as crafts, sewing, and spending time with her family.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Brenda Drain Briscoe, 60, of Indianola, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died June 8, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
LELAND — Private family graveside services for Hattie Myrle Smyly Pugh, 96, of Leland, will be at Hollandale Cemetery. She passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at her home. Boone Funeral Home of Leland has been entrusted with arrangements.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Graveside services for Jessie Lee Jones, 84, of Champaign, Illinois, and formerly of Beulah, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at St. Peter Rock MB Church Cemetery, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died June 2, 2020.
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Aretha Neal, 75 of Cleveland ,are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
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.
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.
A man died while swimming Monday at a boat ramp along the levee front.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said a 23-year-old black male drowned while swimming at a boat ramp along the levee front at Lake Ferguson.
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.
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.
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.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
As Resurrection Sunday nears and the Easter season approaches, churches and community activities have been scheduled and the public is invited to attend. The following events were submitted to the Delta Democrat Times:
Thursday, April 18