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GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Sharon Banks Henry, 51, of Greenville, will be at 3 p.m Saturday, July 11, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with the Rev. Orlando Franklin officiating. She passed away July 5, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Maple Wright, 81, of Indianola, were held Wednesday, July 8, at Indianola City Cemetery. She died June 28, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services were under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Heidi Collins, 84, of Greenville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Arbor Walk Nursing Home, Greenville. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
Gil Worth Sr.
Special to the DD-T
The 1965 high school football season was my first year working as a referee rather than a head linemen or a field judge. The officials all met in a meeting room at the high school in Indianola on a hot August afternoon.
On Tuesday, the Greenville Public School District (GPSD) announced an Em Boyd Elementary School employee tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In light of this information, Em Boyd, 1021 S. Colorado St., will close immediately.
Superintendent Dr. Debra Dace said the district shares its concerns about coronavirus.
Greenville City Council Member Bill Boykin, who suffered a stroke in March, has presented the Greenville City Council with a letter announcing his intention to resign his position.
Ward 3 has not had representation on the council as Boykin has been unable to attend meetings since the stroke.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
One man is dead after breaking into a home early this morning and shooting at the three people inside, including a minor.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received the call about the shooting at 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street.
Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.
Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.
The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.
“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30.
A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.
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.
A man died while swimming Monday at a boat ramp along the levee front.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said a 23-year-old black male drowned while swimming at a boat ramp along the levee front at Lake Ferguson.
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.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”