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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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Sletta Brown

Sletta Brown

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Seltta Brown, 83, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died July 30, 2020, at Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola.



Richard Hall

Richard Hall

LELAND — Memorial services for Richard W. Hall, 75, of Leland, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.  He passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at his home.  Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.


Mavis Johnson

Mavis Johnson

GREENVILLE — Mavis Johnson, 54, of Greenville, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3:15 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


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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. 



Clown, Matson to tell history of Crazy Horse through book at Winterville Mounds

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Crazy Horse — a name that carries with it more than mere fame, but actual pride and a historical significance. 

To unpack that historical significance will be Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. along with author William Matson, who together, authored, “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy.”


BOS denies motion to reconsider appointment after locals voice concerns at Tuesday’s meeting

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.



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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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