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Kenny Horton

Kenny Horton

LELAND — Graveside services for Kenny Otho Horton, 82, a long-time resident of Leland, were held Saturday, May 23, at  Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. 


Kevin Reed

Kevin Reed

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Kevin R. Reed, 49, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville, with Bishop Nathaniel Shanali officiating. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020.


Floyd Oswalt

Floyd Oswalt

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Floyd “Pretty Boy” Oswalt, 84, of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, May 24, 2020.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


Doris Wright

Doris Wright

GREENVILLE — Doris Louise Chappell Wright, 89, homemaker, of Greenville, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at her home.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 26, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.


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17-year-old handed $500k bond on capital murder charges

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A teenager was handed a half million dollar bond  this week after his arrest for the murder of a man who was found dead in his home after a house fire.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department arrested 17-year-old Augusta Stribling on Friday and charged him with capital murder for the death of Charles Bowman.





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Finish the pumps

We had the opportunity to drive through the South Delta this week on a trip back north from Vicksburg.

It’s a sad state of affairs.

As the sun set and darkness fell on the flooded plain, where you’d normally see the scattered lights of houses among the fields, there was nothing.





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Ora Cleave

Ora Cleave

SHELBY — Funeral arrangements for Ora Mae Cleave, 85, of Shelby, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at her home.


Erwin Brown Jr.

Erwin Brown Jr.

CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Erwin Brown Jr., 61, of Cleveland, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.



10-year-old Jonathan Bates begins racing career at Gumbo Nationals

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Ten-year-old Jonathan Bates Jr. has a fearless personality just like his father and grandfather. It is why he has a love of racing cars and why he is not afraid to keep racing against better competition.

Bates started racing go karts a few years ago, but he has done so well that he is already moved up to race against grown adults.


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