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Concerned residents on agenda to address BOS at Tuesday meeting

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Concerned residents of Washington County are planning to be present at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss some recent appointments made at the first meeting of year.  

For those who would like to speak, concerned residents have been added to the agenda to address the board at 9:30 a.m.


Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Scottie Saulter was busy Saturday afternoon working to saw off limbs from a large tree that had fallen from his neighbor’s yard at his home in Metcalfe, crushing his fence and barely missing his house. 

He said it was about 3:30 a.m. when he and his family heard the strong winds making their way through their neighborhood.


Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.



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8th annual Mississippi River Marathon set for Feb. 8

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The eighth annual Mississippi River Marathon is approaching, and Race Director John Conner gave a full run-down at this week’s Greenville Rotary Club meeting.

Conner, who is serving in his third year as race director for the Mississippi River Marathon, said this year’s marathon is set to kick off at 8 a.m. Feb. 8.


Jo Helen Watson

Jo Helen Watson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Jo Helen Watson, 77, of Greenville, are pending at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home.



Howard McCurry

Howard McCurry

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Howard McCurry, 54, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at his home.


Davis Clark

Davis Clark

LELAND — Memorial services for Davis Ray Clark, 76, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at First Baptist Church, Leland. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.


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Lawyer famous for acquittals to defend Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

In this June 27, 2012, photo, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka speaks at press cub of courthouse in Tokyo. Hironaka, a defense lawyer famous for winning innocent verdicts in a legal system where 99 percent of the cases result in convictions, has been hired to defend Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, Feb.





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Verma Jones

Verma Jones

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Verma Lee Jones, 78, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.


Lizzie King

Shaw- Services are pending with Byas Funeral Home, of Cleveland, for Lizzie King, 68, of Shaw.

She died at UMMC in Jackson Jan. 22 and will be buried under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


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