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Concerned residents on agenda to address BOS at Tuesday meeting

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Concerned residents of Washington County are planning to be present at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss some recent appointments made at the first meeting of year.  

For those who would like to speak, concerned residents have been added to the agenda to address the board at 9:30 a.m.


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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Emma McVane

Emma McVane

LELAND — Funeral services for Emma McVane, 84, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at New Jerusalem Temple Church of God and Christ, Leland. She died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at her home. Burial will follow in Bogue Memorial Gardens, Leland, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.



Sylvester Howard

Sylvester Howard

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Sylvester “Vester” B. Howard, 56, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson.


James Gidron

James Gidron

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for James Gidron, 90, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Allegiance Specialty Hospital.



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David McGarrh

David McGarrh

Greenville –  Funeral services for David Delane McGarrh, 61, are 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Chesterville Baptist Church, Tupelo. He died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice, Tupelo.


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.


Walter Howard Sr.

Walter Howard Sr.

Greenville - Funeral services for Walter Howard Sr., 94, of Greenville, will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenville, Saturday April 27 at 10 a.m. Father Tom Mulley will be officiating. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville and 6-7 p.m. at Rosary.


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.


Charter School application in process for new Greenville school

By JERI BORST JBORST@DDTONLINE.COM,
An effort to provide an additional education option is underway in Greenville as preparations to apply for a charter school license have been made.
Reggie Whitley has started the process of creating a charter school, Relentless Preparatory Academy, with the Mississippi Department of Education Authorizing Board.

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