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GRS offers free online ACT Prep session, cut in-person programs

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

School is out for the summer but ACT Prep is in with Greenville Renaissance Scholars’ (GRS) new, no cost, online ACT Prep offering.

The online ACT Prep program, which GRS is calling “Conquering the Test,” will begin May 30 and run through June 6 with sessions starting each day from 9 a.m. until noon.





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Wesley Walker

Wesley Walker

PALATKA, Fla. — Graveside services for Wesley J. “Rell” Walker, 35, of Palatka, Florida, and formerly of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Cleveland Crossing Cemetery, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Palatka.


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.


Estella Crawford

Estella Crawford

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Estella Rebecca Crawford, 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with Pastor Hasan Tait officiating. She died Monday, May 18, 2020.


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.


Laverne Hudson

Laverne Hudson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Laverne Hudson, 64, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Thursday, May 14, 2020.


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BOS denies motion to reconsider appointment after locals voice concerns at Tuesday’s meeting

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.



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City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 



Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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