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Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Scottie Saulter was busy Saturday afternoon working to saw off limbs from a large tree that had fallen from his neighbor’s yard at his home in Metcalfe, crushing his fence and barely missing his house. 

He said it was about 3:30 a.m. when he and his family heard the strong winds making their way through their neighborhood.



Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.


Turner no longer city’s zoning and planning department director

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After half a year at the helm, Mack-Arthur Turner Jr. will no longer lead the city's planning and zoning department.

Decided by a majority vote of the city council, Turner will no longer serve as the director of planning and zoning for the City of Greenville, effectively immediately.


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8th annual Mississippi River Marathon set for Feb. 8

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The eighth annual Mississippi River Marathon is approaching, and Race Director John Conner gave a full run-down at this week’s Greenville Rotary Club meeting.

Conner, who is serving in his third year as race director for the Mississippi River Marathon, said this year’s marathon is set to kick off at 8 a.m. Feb. 8.


Howard McCurry

Howard McCurry

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Howard McCurry, 54, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at his home.



Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.


Richards-Childs

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Richards, of Boca Raton, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Kimberly Richards, to Peyton Lynn Childs.


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Wanda Dees

Wanda Dees

HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Wanda Dees, 72, of Hollandale will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Hollandale Baptist Church. She passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.  Burial will be in the Hollandale City Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.


James King

James King

ROLLING FORK — James L. King, 61, of Rolling Fork, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at River Regional Hospital, Vicksburg. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Adele Walker Memorial Chapel at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.


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.



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City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 





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