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11-year old Jonathan Bates Jr. feels the need for speed at the Greenville Speedway

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Jonathan Bates Jr. does not believe his fellow race car drivers take him too seriously when they glance his way and see an 11-year-old kid behind the wheel. But their demeanors quickly change, said Bates, once he speeds by them on the race track and flashes his wide grin.



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Clara Willis

Clara Willis

RENOVA — Funeral arrangements for Clara Willis, 78, of Renova, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her home.


Ralph Lane

Ralph Lane

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Ralph Lane, 60, of Indianola, will be at noon Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. He died Monday, June 8, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


11-year old Jonathan Bates Jr. feels the need for speed at the Greenville Speedway

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Jonathan Bates Jr. does not believe his fellow race car drivers take him too seriously when they glance his way and see an 11-year-old kid behind the wheel. But their demeanors quickly change, said Bates, once he speeds by them on the race track and flashes his wide grin.


Bertha Brown

Bertha Brown

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Bertha Mae Brown, 87, of Greenville, are pending with Watson Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. She died June 22, 2020, at Allegiance Speciality Hospital.



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Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.






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