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Leola Hudson

Leola Hudson

SARDIS — Graveside services for Leola Hudson, 86, of Sardis and formerly of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Sister Walker officiating. She died Saturday, April 4, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



David Beams Sr.

David Beams Sr.

PEARL — Private funeral services for David E. Beams, Sr., 88, of Pearl will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, via Facebook Live. He passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at his home, in Pearl. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.


Irene Rice

Irene Rice

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Irene Rice, 77, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. Cedric Reed officiating. She died Friday, April 3, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


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COVID-19 confirmed in county, DRMC testing center set up

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Anyone wondering if COVID-19 may be in Washington County no longer has to contemplate.

During a special meeting of the city council on Friday, Delta Regional Medical Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Corkern announced to the council and those in attendance Washington County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.




Local eateries facing crisis during coronavirus pandemic

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Amidst the banning of gatherings of 10 or more people in the City of Greenville, restaurants are facing a crisis that may determine their future viability.

Sid Guest, co-owner of Stamson’s, and Allison Nimrod, owner of Sherman’s, have adjusted their business plans to cope with the current environment.



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Folks ready for hoppin’ good fun at upcoming Leland Frog Fest, Highway 61 Blues Festival

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

LELAND — There’s only a week left for folks to hop on over to Leland for a day of live music and family fun at the Frog Fest and Highway 61 Blues Festival.

In lieu of this year’s canceled Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival is returning to its home base of Leland.



Delta Regional Medical Center community legends recognized for a lifetime of service

By SPECIAL TO THE DD-T / DELTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER,

Two members of the Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) team were honored by the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus at the 2019 Annual Scholarship Banquet.  Scott Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, and Sylvia Jackson, Board Member, were each presented with the Community Legend Award for their service to the Delta and comm


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Johnnie Jones Sr.

Johnnie Jones Sr.

MOORHEAD — Funeral arrangements for Johnnie B. Jones Sr., 85, of Moorhead, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.





Lula Jones

Lula Jones

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Lula Jones, 68, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital, Southaven.

Xavier Moore


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