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GRS offers free online ACT Prep session, cut in-person programs

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

School is out for the summer but ACT Prep is in with Greenville Renaissance Scholars’ (GRS) new, no cost, online ACT Prep offering.

The online ACT Prep program, which GRS is calling “Conquering the Test,” will begin May 30 and run through June 6 with sessions starting each day from 9 a.m. until noon.


Earnestine Holmes

Earnestine Holmes

LELAND — Graveside services for Earnestine Holmes, 87, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Pastor Gregory Tucker officiating. She died May 14, 2020. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland




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Dorothy Seaton

Dorothy Seaton

GREENVILLE — On Sunday, May 10, at 6:10 p.m., Dorothy Lee Seaton, 78, passed away peacefully due to complications from prolonged illnesses.  



Chambrea Suares

Chambrea Suares

GREENVILLE — Private graveside services for Chambrea Fern Suares, 55, of Greenville, was held Saturday, April 25, at Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home. Pastor Pam Richards of Walking in Love Ministries officiated. Chambrea died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at her home.  



Henry Lewis

Henry Lewis

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Henry B. Lewis, 82, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Min. Carlton Matthews officiating. He died Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Kingwood, Texas. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


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Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.



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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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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