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Ivory Washington

Ivory Washington

ISOLA — Graveside services for Ivory Lee Washington, 62, of Isola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Weeping Mary Church Cemetery, Isola, with the Rev. Morris Allen officiating. He died Friday, May 15, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



Eugene Smith Jr.

Eugene Smith Jr.

CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Eugene Smith Jr., 61, of Cleveland, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Monday, May 11, 2020.


Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Joanne Taylor, 61, of Greenville, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Lakewood Cemetery, with Minister Bartholemew Orr officiating. She died May 9, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Mary Humphries-Sandifer

Mary Humphries-Sandifer

LUBBOCK, Texas — Funeral services for Mary A. Humphries-Sandifer, 56, of Lubbock, Texas, and formerly of Beulah, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock.


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Grounded Sister Coffee Shop now open, offering Mississippi-based beverages, homemade treats

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Anyone craving a quality cup of fresh, homemade coffee needs to head over to Grounded Sister Coffee Shop to get their fix.

Grounded Sister Coffee Shop opened Saturday, May 23, in the former Midtown and McCormick Book Inn building, 825 S. Main St.


Returning home, Greenville native Collins graduates from JSU, joins IMS Engineers team

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Last month, IMS Engineers brought on board one of Greenville’s own — 23-year-old Jackson State alumna Jeron Collins.

IMS Engineers, a minority-owned engineering firm based in Jackson, was appointed in January to provide services in addressing Washington County’s infrastructure needs.



City water department: Bills being sent late due to COVID-19 setbacks

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

A great number of municipalities are reeling from the impact of COVID-19 in some way or another, and the city’s water department is no exception.

The City of Greenville’s water department is currently dealing with the impact coronavirus has had on it as utility bills have to go out later than originally scheduled.


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Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied

By STAFF REPORT,

Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.




Charter School application in process for new Greenville school

By JERI BORST JBORST@DDTONLINE.COM,
An effort to provide an additional education option is underway in Greenville as preparations to apply for a charter school license have been made.
Reggie Whitley has started the process of creating a charter school, Relentless Preparatory Academy, with the Mississippi Department of Education Authorizing Board.

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