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GFD’s Fire and Life Safety Festival kicks off with 5K on Saturday

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

The seventh annual Fire and Life Safety Festival is only a few days away for folks looking for something to do this weekend.

Taking place at Stein Mart Square, the festival is set to officially kick off at 10 a.m. But before people start learning smart safety tips, there will be a Stop, Drop and Run 5K race at 8 a.m.



Sim Jackson

Sim Jackson

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Sim Jackson, 64, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Southside Church of Christ, located on U.S. 82 West in Greenville. He died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


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Hollandale’s Sam Chatmon Blues Festival kicks off in less than a week

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

HOLLANDALE — As festival season carries on, people in Hollandale are looking to keep the Delta blues merriment going with the annual Sam Chatmon Blues Festival.

Free to the public, this musically jammed packed event is being held for a 23rd time and folks are plenty excited.


Thousands feel ‘the blues’ at MACE’s 42nd annual festival

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Mississippi Delta heat didn’t stop festival goers from making their way to the Queen City this weekend to get a taste of the blues. 

The 42nd annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival drew about 10,000 people to the Washington County Convention Center fairgrounds Saturday. 



The abused don’t have to stay

When a story of domestic abuse comes to light, the average person’s gut reaction is typically, “Why don’t they just leave?”

What may seem like an obviously simple solution to those who have never been in that situation is anything but.

This week, a Greenville woman died after police say she was attacked by her boyfriend.



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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.





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