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My epic battle with T-Rex

By DAVID W. HEALY,

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.


Floyd Ramiz Sr.

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.


Nathaniel Chew Jr.

Nathaniel Chew Jr.

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Nathaniel Chew Jr., 69, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.




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BOS set fine for those caught not wearing masks in county

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

A $250 fine for failure to wear a mask or a nose and mouth covering will soon be signed into order, per the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

The order was decided by a vote of 3-2 with BOS president Carl McGee and vice president Lee Gordon voting opposed in the motion made by District 4 Supervisor Mala Brooks.


Greenville City Council enters order requiring face coverings, effective immediately

By SUBMITTED ARTICLE,

Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.



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Folks ready for hoppin’ good fun at upcoming Leland Frog Fest, Highway 61 Blues Festival

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

LELAND — There’s only a week left for folks to hop on over to Leland for a day of live music and family fun at the Frog Fest and Highway 61 Blues Festival.

In lieu of this year’s canceled Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival is returning to its home base of Leland.




Greenville police seek public’s help after man found dead in vacant lot

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.


Hebrew Union Temple to honor history at Hanukkah celebration

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.

“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30. 


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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.


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