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GPSD’s Destination 8/5 plans underway for new school year

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.

The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.




Vernessa Williams

Vernessa Williams

GREENVILLE — Visitation for Vernessa Williams, 47, of Greenville, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.


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Clara Willis

Clara Willis

RENOVA — Funeral arrangements for Clara Willis, 78, of Renova, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her home.


11-year old Jonathan Bates Jr. feels the need for speed at the Greenville Speedway

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Jonathan Bates Jr. does not believe his fellow race car drivers take him too seriously when they glance his way and see an 11-year-old kid behind the wheel. But their demeanors quickly change, said Bates, once he speeds by them on the race track and flashes his wide grin.


Sondra Huddleston

Sondra Huddleston

WINTERVILLE — Graveside services for Sondra Dismuke Huddleston, 84, a long time resident of Winterville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home. She died Monday, June 1, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.  


Bertha Brown

Bertha Brown

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Bertha Mae Brown, 87, of Greenville, are pending with Watson Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. She died June 22, 2020, at Allegiance Speciality Hospital.



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Romeo Hurt

Teen arrested for shooting that injured man in store

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A teenager has been arrested and charged for a shooting this week that injured a man at a local store.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 18-year-old Romeo Hurt, of Greenville, was identified as the suspect who shot into a store in the 900 block of St. Charles Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.



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.



Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.


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Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.






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