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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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Folks ready for hoppin’ good fun at upcoming Leland Frog Fest, Highway 61 Blues Festival

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

LELAND — There’s only a week left for folks to hop on over to Leland for a day of live music and family fun at the Frog Fest and Highway 61 Blues Festival.

In lieu of this year’s canceled Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival is returning to its home base of Leland.



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Life lost to gun violence

Anthony Smith has been charged with murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Greenville police officers located Tarus Dandridge, a 41 year-old black male, who was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel and Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson.





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