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10-year-old Jonathan Bates begins racing career at Gumbo Nationals

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Ten-year-old Jonathan Bates Jr. has a fearless personality just like his father and grandfather. It is why he has a love of racing cars and why he is not afraid to keep racing against better competition.

Bates started racing go karts a few years ago, but he has done so well that he is already moved up to race against grown adults.


Anne Causey

Anne Causey

GREENVILLE — Anne H. Causey, 93, of Greenville, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019,  at Baptist Hospital, Southaven. Private services will be held at a later date.

She was a retired clerk at Super Stop on Main in Greenville.



Willie Ousley

Willie Ousley

DREW — Funeral arrangements for Willie Ousley, 57, of Drew, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. He died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville.


Oliver Evans Jr.

Oliver Evans Jr.

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Oliver Evans Jr., 63, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at his home.


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Hollandale’s Sam Chatmon Blues Festival kicks off in less than a week

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

HOLLANDALE — As festival season carries on, people in Hollandale are looking to keep the Delta blues merriment going with the annual Sam Chatmon Blues Festival.

Free to the public, this musically jammed packed event is being held for a 23rd time and folks are plenty excited.


Thousands feel ‘the blues’ at MACE’s 42nd annual festival

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Mississippi Delta heat didn’t stop festival goers from making their way to the Queen City this weekend to get a taste of the blues. 

The 42nd annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival drew about 10,000 people to the Washington County Convention Center fairgrounds Saturday. 


The abused don’t have to stay

When a story of domestic abuse comes to light, the average person’s gut reaction is typically, “Why don’t they just leave?”

What may seem like an obviously simple solution to those who have never been in that situation is anything but.

This week, a Greenville woman died after police say she was attacked by her boyfriend.




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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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