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Louise Deere

Louise Deere

BELZONI — Graveside services for Louise Deere, 73, of Belzoni, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Little Mount Zion Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Burl Holmes Sr. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.


Michael Ledlow

Michael Ledlow

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Michael Ledlow, 63, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Friday, July 24, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


Charles Hawkins

Charles Hawkins

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Charles Hawkins, 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Markham Church Cemetery,Inverness, with the Rev. John Woods officiating. He died Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



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Feel the Rush: With brother by his side, Simmons’ running back looks to have an even more dominant season

By DAVID W. HEALY,

David W. Healy

dhealy@ddtonline.com

HOLLANDALE — Simmons High School running back Vontrez Rush won’t be able to sneak up on his opponents this upcoming football season, but he still expects to be an even better football player.



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Norman-Miles

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Heather Marie Van Norman, to Matthew Ryan Miles, son of Ms. Cindy Parker Boyles, of Greenville, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry E. Miles Jr., of Ridgeland. 


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.


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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.


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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