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Thelma Robinson

Thelma Robinson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Thelma Robinson, 95, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Grace Hospice, Greenville.


Elvin Wheatley

Elvin Wheatley

LELAND — Graveside services for Elvin Wheatley, 53, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, At Bogue Memorial Gardens, Leland. He died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson.


Mary Mosby

Mary Mosby

SALTILLO — Mary Dean Mosby, 73, of Saltillo, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at her home. The wake will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Greenville. Harris Funeral home of Greenville will be in charge.


Eddie Beasley

Eddie Beasley

LELAND — Graveside services for Eddie Beasley, 62, of Leland, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Caney Cemetery, Delta City, with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. He died May 11, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.


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DRMC receives grant from UWWC

By SUBMITTED ARTICLE,

United Way of Washington County (UWWC) is pleased to announce it received a $2,600 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to provide food and medical services in Washington County.  Delta Regional Medical Center was awarded a portion of the grant by the United Way of Washington County to be used for COVID-19 medical 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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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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