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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.


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.


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.


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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Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss., Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019 after a Saturday tornado. While no-one was injured during the storm, at least one person was killed in town among the shattered businesses and wrecked homes.



Southern Miss interviews Art Briles, decides not to hire him

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, Southern Mississippi coach Jay Hopson speaks with reporters following NCAA college football practice in Hattiesburg, Miss. Southern Mississippi has decided not to hire Art Briles after interviewing the former Baylor football coach, a decision Golden Eagles coach Jay Hopson disagrees with.



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Deloris Harper

Deloris Harper

Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.


Woman charged with attempted murder after fight at gas station

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.




Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening. 

The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.


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