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Gloria Dillard

Gloria Dillard

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Gloria Dillard, 52, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.



Melvin Griffin

Melvin Griffin 

MADISON — Graveside services for Melvin Griffin, 61, of Madison, were held Friday at Westlawn Cemetery, Cleveland, with District Leader Elder Anthony G. Russell officiating. He died July 24, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. 


Isiah Murray

Isiah Murray

METCALFE — Funeral arrangements for Isiah Murray, 76, of Metcalfe, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died July 26, 2020.


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BOS set fine for those caught not wearing masks in county

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

A $250 fine for failure to wear a mask or a nose and mouth covering will soon be signed into order, per the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

The order was decided by a vote of 3-2 with BOS president Carl McGee and vice president Lee Gordon voting opposed in the motion made by District 4 Supervisor Mala Brooks.


Greenville City Council enters order requiring face coverings, effective immediately

By SUBMITTED ARTICLE,

Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.



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10-year-old Jonathan Bates begins racing career at Gumbo Nationals

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Ten-year-old Jonathan Bates Jr. has a fearless personality just like his father and grandfather. It is why he has a love of racing cars and why he is not afraid to keep racing against better competition.

Bates started racing go karts a few years ago, but he has done so well that he is already moved up to race against grown adults.


Artis McCurry

Artis McCurry

JACKSON — Graveside services for Artis McCurry, 91, of Jackson, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Elder Elijah Walker officiating. He died Friday, March 27, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


1,000-point man

Greenville High School boys basketball coach Delmar Sprouse said he feels blessed to have been able to coach Danny Washington over the last three seasons.

Washington, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, has been a coach’s dream.



Era Campbell

Era Campbell

ROANOKE, Va. — Graveside services for Era Pinion Campbell, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Lakeview Gardens.  She passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, Virginia. Arrangements were under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.


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