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GRS offers free online ACT Prep session, cut in-person programs


School is out for the summer but ACT Prep is in with Greenville Renaissance Scholars’ (GRS) new, no cost, online ACT Prep offering.

The online ACT Prep program, which GRS is calling “Conquering the Test,” will begin May 30 and run through June 6 with sessions starting each day from 9 a.m. until noon.

Daniel Bishop

Daniel Bishop

GREENVILLE — Private funeral services for Daniel Bishop, 70, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sunday, May 3, 2020, at his home.

Eddie Beasley

Eddie Beasley

LELAND — Graveside services for Eddie Beasley, 62, of Leland, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Caney Cemetery, Delta City, with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. He died May 11, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.

Arthur Cotton

Arthur Cotton

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Arthur Lee Cotton, 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Holly Ridge Cemetery, Holly Ridge. He died Monday, May 11, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


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


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.

Mommy’s Girl


Rebekka Herman sees a lot of herself when she watches her daughter, Aubree, play baseball.

Aubree is now five years old and plays shortstop for the MMC Rockets at the Delta Sportsplex. From her wheelchair inside of the dugout, Rebekka cheers for every great play her daughter makes.


Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied


Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.

Charter School application in process for new Greenville school

An effort to provide an additional education option is underway in Greenville as preparations to apply for a charter school license have been made.
Reggie Whitley has started the process of creating a charter school, Relentless Preparatory Academy, with the Mississippi Department of Education Authorizing Board.