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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.



GPD investigates weekend house fire as homicide

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Local authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one local man dead.

At about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at 517 E. Moore St.  

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a male body inside the home.


Local church steps up to serve lunch during coronavirus pandemic

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

First Baptist Church Pastor Matt Alexander is organizing a curbside lunch pickup for school-aged youth twice a week while children are out of school.

Governor Tate Reeves announced Thursday morning all public schools in Mississippi will be closed through April 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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Earlene Ackins

Earlene Ackins

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Earlene Gladies Ackins, 64, Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


GPD investigates weekend house fire as homicide

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Local authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one local man dead.

At about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at 517 E. Moore St.  

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a male body inside the home.





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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.




Former Simmons star Thompson Jr. working on getting back to NFL

By PATRICK ERVIN,

NFL prospects wait nervously this time of year waiting for teams looking to fill a need on their roster to give them that life-changing phone call. Free agent linebacker Carlos Thompson Jr. knows the feeling because he experienced four years ago when the Houston Texans signed him as an undrafted player before the 2015 season.



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Lavorne Jones

Lavorne Jones

Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.



Lee-Mitchell

Dr. and Mrs. David H. Lee, of Greenville, Mississippi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Ellen Brister Lee, to Kyle P. Mitchell.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lester Adam Shipley, and the late Mr. Lester Adam Shipley, of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harrell Lee, of Greenville. 



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