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Diann Morgan

Diann Morgan

GREENVILLE — Memorial services for Edith Diann Morgan (Diann), 65, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center. 


Autopsy report pending for death of 1 county employee

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Hollandale native Marcus Lloyd, 48, was killed Friday afternoon as a result of what appeared to be an accident involving county road equipment on Frazier Road near Kennedy Flat Road. 

Details surrounding the incident are still being gathered, per the Washington County Sheriff’s Department who is in charge of the investigation.


Greenville school board had to make tough decision

By DAVID W. HEALY (COLUMN),

The Greenville Public School board had to make this decision.

Once they decided a few weeks back that children at their schools would not be allowed to attend in-person algebra or biology classes because of COVID-19, there was no way they could, with a straight face, allow their children to be on the football field.



Delois Collins-Williams

Delois Collins-Williams

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Delois Collins-Williams, 65, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Annie Hill officiating. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


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Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson

DUNCAN — Funeral arrangements for Jacob Johnson, 70, of Duncan, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Oakgrove Nursing Home, Duncan.



As virus cases rise, DRMC doctor says wear a mask

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.

The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.

Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.


Jasmine Rogers

Jasmine Rogers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral arrangements for Jasmine Rogers, 15, of Memphis, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Tuesday, July 7, 2020.


GPSD approves reopening plan for first nine weeks

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

 The Greenville Public School District’s plan of a virtual reopening for the first nine weeks of the academic year was approved Thursday evening at a special meeting of the GPSD board of trustees.

This means instruction will take place strictly online as students engage in virtual or “distance” learning. 


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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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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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