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Masks not so bad

Masks, their usage and mandates are a contentious topic.

We’re not sure why.

We can understand why people might not enjoy wearing masks, but the mandate they be worn in public spaces is not one so onerous as to create the vitriolic response it has in some people and places.


Gloria Atkins

Gloria Atkins

DECATUR, Ga. — Funeral arrangements for Gloria Atkins, 50, of Decatur, Georgia, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Sunday, July 12, 2020. 


Bertha Jones

Bertha Jones

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Bertha Raggs Jones, 74, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 11, 2020.


Louise Bunton

Louise Bunton

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Louise Bunton, 81, of Greenville, are pending with Watson, Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Monday, July 13, 2020.


Martha Ivory

Martha Ivory

ROLLING FORK — Funeral arrangements for Martha Ivory, 90, of Rolling Fork, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Tuesday, July 14, 2020.


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Greenville City Council enters order requiring face coverings, effective immediately

By SUBMITTED ARTICLE,

Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.


GPSD’s Destination 8/5 plans underway for new school year

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.

The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.




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Concerned residents on agenda to address BOS at Tuesday meeting

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Concerned residents of Washington County are planning to be present at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss some recent appointments made at the first meeting of year.  

For those who would like to speak, concerned residents have been added to the agenda to address the board at 9:30 a.m.






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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.


Police investigate human remains found on Christmas Day

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.





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Weddings & Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE