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Shirley Morris

Shirley Morris

WAYSIDE — Graveside services for Shirley A. Morris, 83, of Wayside, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Cedric S. King officiating. She died Thursday, July 30, 2020. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


Lonnie Mae Ford

Lonnie Mae Ford

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Lonnie Mae Ford, 83, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with the Rev. Ephen Melton officiating. She died Sunday, July 26, 2020, at North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville. 


Lillie Ingram

Lillie Ingram

SHELBY — Graveside services for Lillie B. Ingram, 77, of Shelby, were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Union Grove Cemetery, Duncan, with the Rev. Freddie Green officiating. She died July 29, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. Services were under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


Willie Mae Bishop

Willie Mae Bishop

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Willie Mae Bishop, 72, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Morning Star, Gunnison, with the Rev. Ricky Carter officiating. She died July 22, 2020, in Greenwood. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. 


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$250K bond set for man arrested for kidnapping 2 children

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A bond has been issued for Nikolas Hampton, who was arrested and charged last week for kidnapping two children.

The bond of $250,000 was issued Monday by Judge Michael Prewitt. 

After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, 23-year-old Hampton was arrested later that morning.



James Perkins

James Perkins

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for James H. Perkins, 62, of Greenville and formerly of Leland, were held Saturday, July 4, at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Leland. He passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home. Services were under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.




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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.




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. 


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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.






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