Independence Day this year will be quite different from those in the past with social distancing and the need for protective masks becoming the new normal.
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VICKSBURG — Gilda Fae McCool Shurden Miller died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 84.
She was preceded in death by her immediate family, including her parents, two husbands, and her only two children.
ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Derrick Preshawn Lewis, 48, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating. He died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Memorial services for Clifford Leroy Carrier, 93, of Greenville, will be at 9 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Mississippi State Veterans Home, Jackson.
Changing the state flag of Mississippi was not an issue to be taken lightly, and we don’t believe the members of the legislature have done so.
For years, our state was represented by a talisman including a symbol drawing on a time when the citizens of state chose to leave the nation over the issue of slavery.
Eight-year-old Pfeifer Doolittle was worried he would not get a chance to play baseball with his friends this season, but on Monday night he was more than delighted to put on his uniform and play his first game for the Braves at the Delta Sportsplex.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for L.C. Clayton, 75, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. John Ware officiating. He died Monday, June 1, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
One of the biggest parties in the Delta, Steve Azar’s Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event, won’t be happening live due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there will be a chance for everyone to join in this year.
Delta Center Stage is postponing its planned summer opening to the week of July 16-19.
The opening was set for this week.
“We are pushing the dates back a few weeks as a safety issue,” said Delta Center Stage Executive Director Tim Bixler.
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.
Downtown Greenville received significant damage after early Saturday morning’s storms that blew through the area.
Both Mayor Errick Simmons and Gov. Phil Bryant on Saturday declared a state of emergency for the City of Greenville as a result of the storm damages.
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Richards, of Boca Raton, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Kimberly Richards, to Peyton Lynn Childs.
One man is dead after breaking into a home early this morning and shooting at the three people inside, including a minor.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received the call about the shooting at 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street.
Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.
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.
As Resurrection Sunday nears and the Easter season approaches, churches and community activities have been scheduled and the public is invited to attend. The following events were submitted to the Delta Democrat Times:
Thursday, April 18
The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a teenager who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Sixteen-year-old Kamrone Lee, of Greenville, has been reported as missing since July 11.
Lee is described as a 5’9”, 110-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes.