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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The first day of school for students in Washington County is only a few weeks away, but there is still a lot of uncertainty, and plenty of opinions, about how and when school should begin.
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.
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.
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.
Domestic violence is the motive behind the loss of two lives Tuesday, according the Greenville Police Department investigators.
Robbie Walker-Grossley, 49,was murdered by her husband, Christopher Grossley, 54. After shooting his wife, Christopher Grossley ended his life through suicide.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.