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CFWC establishes fund for Collier’s Footprints Diaper Bank to aid local mothers

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

#strongertogether is not a trend that’s dying down anytime soon.

It represents significant community endeavors like the emerging Footprint Diaper Bank that aim to improve or contribute to the overall wellbeing of individuals’ lives.

Especially during times like the ones the world and nation is currently experiencing.


Dorothy Scarborough

Dorothy Scarborough

FLORA — Dorothy Parker Scarborough, 87, of Flora, died July 15, 2020.

Dot is now reunited with her husband, Robert Dashiell “Bob/Bobby” Scarborough; her parents, Anna Jean and James Emmett Parker; sisters, Jean and Elaine; and brothers, Joe and Paul.


Marcus Lloyd

Marcus Lloyd

HOLLANDALE — Graveside services for Marcus Antonio Lloyd, 48, of Hollandale, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at San Anna, Anguilla. He died July 25, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3:15 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.



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James Perkins

James Perkins

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for James H. Perkins, 62, of Greenville and formerly of Leland, were held Saturday, July 4, at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Leland. He passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home. Services were under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.


Mavis Johnson

Mavis Johnson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Mavis Johnson, 54, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. 




$250K bond set for man arrested for kidnapping 2 children

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A bond has been issued for Nikolas Hampton, who was arrested and charged last week for kidnapping two children.

The bond of $250,000 was issued Monday by Judge Michael Prewitt. 

After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, 23-year-old Hampton was arrested later that morning.


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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.




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.


Parkerson-Downs

Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.


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