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Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Scottie Saulter was busy Saturday afternoon working to saw off limbs from a large tree that had fallen from his neighbor’s yard at his home in Metcalfe, crushing his fence and barely missing his house. 

He said it was about 3:30 a.m. when he and his family heard the strong winds making their way through their neighborhood.


Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.



Turner no longer city’s zoning and planning department director

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After half a year at the helm, Mack-Arthur Turner Jr. will no longer lead the city's planning and zoning department.

Decided by a majority vote of the city council, Turner will no longer serve as the director of planning and zoning for the City of Greenville, effectively immediately.


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Larry Byars Sr.

Larry Byars Sr.

GREENVILLE — Larry Tyrone Byars Sr., 82, of Greenville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Delta Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington County to the late Sentelmore and Sarah Brady-Byars.




Jo Helen Watson

Jo Helen Watson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Jo Helen Watson, 77, of Greenville, are pending at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home.


8th annual Mississippi River Marathon set for Feb. 8

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The eighth annual Mississippi River Marathon is approaching, and Race Director John Conner gave a full run-down at this week’s Greenville Rotary Club meeting.

Conner, who is serving in his third year as race director for the Mississippi River Marathon, said this year’s marathon is set to kick off at 8 a.m. Feb. 8.


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Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

A child plays around the podium that was virtually undamaged or moved in the tornado that destroyed First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss., Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019. While no-one was injured during Saturday's storm, at least one person was killed in town among the shattered businesses and wrecked homes. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)





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