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Of all the illnesses that have spread in my lifetime, COVID-19 wins the most confusing award.
People have been receiving mixed messages from the very beginning of this pandemic and the madness still continues.
Sitting on my barstool at The Rack & Cue Monday evening after a grueling day of work at the Delta Democrat-Times, I was pondering what I would write for a column for our next edition.
Then a buddy of mine tapped me on the shoulder and pointed at a man playing billiards behind me.
Ida Mae Frazier
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Ida Mae Frazier, 93, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at St. John Cemetery, Woodburn Community, with the Rev. Barnett officiating. She died Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Floyd Ramiz Sr.
CLEVELAND — Graveside services for Floyd Ramiz Sr., 67, of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Bold Pilgrim Cemetery, Beulah. He died July 28, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Bertha Raggs Jones, 74, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Lakewood Cemetery, under direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, Germantown, Tennessee.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Carl Lee Baker, 61, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. July 25, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Methodist North Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
The Greenville High Hornets (3-2) held on for dear life to claim a 14-9 victory Friday night versus the Murrah High Mustangs (1-4).
With the Mustangs threatening to win the game in the closing seconds, the Greenville High School defensive unit stuffed the final play in the backfield at their own nine-yard line.
AVON — Funeral arrangements for James Campbell, 67, of Avon, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
Many Christmas wishes came true this week for several local youth living in foster care.
The fourth annual Christmas Party for Annis’ Children, a ministry of St. James Episcopal Church, was held Wednesday evening in the church’s parish hall.
Investigation points toward domestic violence in murder, suicide
Domestic violince appears to be the motive of a husband, 54, shooting his wife, 49, and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Greenville Police Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Adron Belk II of Greenwood announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Merritt Montgomery Belk of Greenwood, to Zachary Ryan Harris of Greenville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harris of Greenville.
A 64 year-old black male was shot Saturday night in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville. Just before 11 p.m. the Greenville Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shot person, whose name is being held pending family notification.
Quality assurance of the 2019 elections is on the minds of Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Election Commission, who have contracted for services to review any errors that may be lurking in the system and address specific concerns.
Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening.
The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.