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Laverne Hudson

Laverne Hudson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Laverne Hudson, 64, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Oaklawn Cemetery, with Minister Bartholemen Orr officiating. She died Thursday, May 14, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Kevin Reed

Kevin Reed

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Kevin R. Reed, 49, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020.


Senior archers taking life skills with them despite no last shots

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Gavin Wells and Leanna Boozer are two Washington School archers who never got a chance to shoot for a championship this season.

Despite this disappointment, they both say they are thankful for the four years they each spent on the General archery team, and they will take the lessons they learned with them for the rest of their lives.


Melveree Bender-Billings

Melveree Bender-Billings

SHELBY — Funeral arrangements for Melveree Bender-Billings, 70, of Shelby, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Grenada Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Grenada.


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Unstoppable: After facing many challenges, Triplett keeps moving forward

By DAVID W. HEALY DHEALY@DDTONLINE.COM,

Through family medical issues and personal athletic injuries, Skyler Triplett never got knocked down her senior year. 

Skyler will graduate from St. Joseph Catholic School this spring. Her story is one of resilience and keeping the faith that has given inspiration to both her classmates and teachers.



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.


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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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Lavorne Jones

Lavorne Jones

Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.





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