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Doris Laird

Doris Laird

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Doris Lucille Hardy Branning Laird, 90, of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Monday, Nov. 11, at Washington Care Center. Burial will be in Hollandale Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home.




DRMC shines lights purple in November for National Prematurity Awareness Month

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

There’s just something so incomprehensible, yet so warm and sincere, about the effect a newborn baby has on all who behold him or her.

A newborn brings about an instinctive desire to protect and care for at all costs; as a parent, one will do everything humanly possible to insure not a hair on that little one’s head is harmed.


St. Joseph's Brittain Virden wins Planters Bank Player of the Week

By DAVID W. HEALY,

For four seasons Brittain Virden, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, has been anchoring the lines of the St. Joseph Catholic School football team.

Virden will be the foundation one more time this Friday when his Fighting Irish take on Indianola Academy in the MAIS Class 3A State Championship game.


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Life lost to gun violence

Anthony Smith has been charged with murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Greenville police officers located Tarus Dandridge, a 41 year-old black male, who was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel and Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson.



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Local teen charged in uncle’s stabbing death

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.

At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.



Woman charged with attempted murder after fight at gas station

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.



Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening. 

The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.


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