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Kevin Reed

Kevin Reed

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Kevin R. Reed, 49, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville, with Bishop Nathaniel Shanali officiating. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020.


Kenny Horton

Kenny Horton

LELAND — Graveside services for Kenny Otho Horton, 82, a long-time resident of Leland, were held Saturday, May 23, at  Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. 


Floyd Oswalt

Floyd Oswalt

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Floyd “Pretty Boy” Oswalt, 84, of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, May 24, 2020.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


Doris Wright

Doris Wright

GREENVILLE — Doris Louise Chappell Wright, 89, homemaker, of Greenville, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at her home.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 26, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.


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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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