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Roy Lott

Roy Lott

GREENVILLE — Roy Lawrence “Larry” Lott, 65, of Greenville, passed away peacefully  at home on May 16, 2020.  Larry was born Dec. 28, 1954, in Missouri. 


Estella Crawford

Estella Crawford

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Estella Rebecca Crawford, 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with Pastor Hasan Tait officiating. She died Monday, May 18, 2020.



Wesley Walker

Wesley Walker

PALATKA, Fla. — Graveside services for Wesley J. “Rell” Walker, 35, of Palatka, Florida, and formerly of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Cleveland Crossing Cemetery, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Palatka.


Earnestine Holmes

Earnestine Holmes

LELAND — Graveside services for Earnestine Holmes, 87, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Pastor Gregory Tucker officiating. She died May 14, 2020. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland


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Chambrea Suares

Chambrea Suares

GREENVILLE — Chambrea Fern Ayala Suares, 55, of Greenville died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at her home. Private family graveside was at Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.



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City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 


Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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.



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.


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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.




Charter School application in process for new Greenville school

By JERI BORST JBORST@DDTONLINE.COM,
An effort to provide an additional education option is underway in Greenville as preparations to apply for a charter school license have been made.
Reggie Whitley has started the process of creating a charter school, Relentless Preparatory Academy, with the Mississippi Department of Education Authorizing Board.

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