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Elvin Wheatley

Elvin Wheatley

LELAND — Graveside services for Elvin Wheatley, 53, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, At Bogue Memorial Gardens, Leland. He died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson.


Yvonne Russell

Yvonne Russell

SHELBY — Graveside services for Yvonne Russell, 71, of Shelby, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Azion MB Church Cemetery, Mound Bayou, with the Rev. Toliver officiating. She died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Shelby Nursing and Rehab. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.



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City, county mull over financial impact from coronavirus pandemic

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The City of Greenville and Washington County are both still reeling from what has been a financially challenging past six weeks.

Both local entities discussed hazard pay recently in their respective meetings and the county BOS unanimously voted to provide a month’s hazard pay for county employees at their last regular meeting.





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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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Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied

By STAFF REPORT,

Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.



Charter School application in process for new Greenville school

By JERI BORST JBORST@DDTONLINE.COM,
An effort to provide an additional education option is underway in Greenville as preparations to apply for a charter school license have been made.
Reggie Whitley has started the process of creating a charter school, Relentless Preparatory Academy, with the Mississippi Department of Education Authorizing Board.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE