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Nathaniel Brown Jr.

Nathaniel Brown Jr.

BELZONI — Funeral arrangements for Nathaniel Brown Jr., 73, of Belzoni, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni. He died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Humphreys County.


Demetric Harris

Demetric Harris

RULEVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Demetric L. Harris, 40, of Ruleville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. He died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at his home.


Virginia London

Virginia London

ROLLING FORK — Funeral arrangements for Virginia London, 96, of Rolling Fork, are pending with Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. She died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital, Rolling Fork.


Voting is a pleasure

We were pleased to vote this morning without incident.

There were at least twice the number of poll workers and others who were on hand to be sure everything went as smoothly as possible.

What we weren’t pleased to see were the number of uncontested elections on the ballot.


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Coppage:  Positive growth as new businesses come to city

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

There are big changes taking place in Washington County, one of which will happen today.


Washington County Economic Alliance executive director Will Coppage briefed the Washington County Board of Supervisors on significant developments throughout Greenville at their Monday morning meeting.



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Lawyer famous for acquittals to defend Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

In this June 27, 2012, photo, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka speaks at press cub of courthouse in Tokyo. Hironaka, a defense lawyer famous for winning innocent verdicts in a legal system where 99 percent of the cases result in convictions, has been hired to defend Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, Feb.




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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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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