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CFWC establishes fund for Collier’s Footprints Diaper Bank to aid local mothers

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

#strongertogether is not a trend that’s dying down anytime soon.

It represents significant community endeavors like the emerging Footprint Diaper Bank that aim to improve or contribute to the overall wellbeing of individuals’ lives.

Especially during times like the ones the world and nation is currently experiencing.



Dorothy Scarborough

Dorothy Scarborough

FLORA — Dorothy Parker Scarborough, 87, of Flora, died July 15, 2020.

Dot is now reunited with her husband, Robert Dashiell “Bob/Bobby” Scarborough; her parents, Anna Jean and James Emmett Parker; sisters, Jean and Elaine; and brothers, Joe and Paul.


Marcus Lloyd

Marcus Lloyd

HOLLANDALE — Graveside services for Marcus Antonio Lloyd, 48, of Hollandale, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at San Anna, Anguilla. He died July 25, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3:15 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.



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As virus cases rise, DRMC doctor says wear a mask

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.

The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.

Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.


Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson

DUNCAN — Funeral arrangements for Jacob Johnson, 70, of Duncan, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Oakgrove Nursing Home, Duncan.



Jasmine Rogers

Jasmine Rogers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral arrangements for Jasmine Rogers, 15, of Memphis, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Tuesday, July 7, 2020.


GPSD approves reopening plan for first nine weeks

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

 The Greenville Public School District’s plan of a virtual reopening for the first nine weeks of the academic year was approved Thursday evening at a special meeting of the GPSD board of trustees.

This means instruction will take place strictly online as students engage in virtual or “distance” learning. 


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

By STAFF REPORT,

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.




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Mr. and Mrs. James K. Richards, of Boca Raton, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Kimberly Richards, to Peyton Lynn Childs.


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Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.




Woman charged with attempted murder after fight at gas station

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.


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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.


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