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GFD’s Fire and Life Safety Festival kicks off with 5K on Saturday

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

The seventh annual Fire and Life Safety Festival is only a few days away for folks looking for something to do this weekend.

Taking place at Stein Mart Square, the festival is set to officially kick off at 10 a.m. But before people start learning smart safety tips, there will be a Stop, Drop and Run 5K race at 8 a.m.


Mattie Williams

Mattie Williams

INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Mattie Williams, 83, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Greenville.



Roshanda Grant

Roshanda Grant

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Rhonda Grant, 47, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Rolling Fork.


GPSD to receive college access, support in part of GEAR UP grant to MSU

By KELLY BENFORD SPECIAL TO THE DD-T,

The Greenville Public School District is one of three districts in the state to receive support for middle and high school students aspiring to attend Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning through a U.S. Department of Education grant awarded to Mississippi State University.


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Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.



Western Line ranked B for first time, GPSD back to F

By JON ALVERSON AND KELLY BENFORD,

Western Line School District has achieved a B rating for the first time in district history, according to the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2018-2019 accountability results.

Also in Washington County, Hollandale School District and Leland School District were ranked D and Greenville Public School District was ranked F.




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Life lost to gun violence

Anthony Smith has been charged with murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Greenville police officers located Tarus Dandridge, a 41 year-old black male, who was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel and Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson.





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