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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.




O’Bannon’s Zion Jessie captures Planters Bank Player of the Week

By DAVID W. HEALY,

O’Bannon High School’s Zion Jessie, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, is one of only eight seniors on this year’s Greenwaves team. It is his job to set an example for the players on his young team. Despite the early set backs this season for O’Bannon, Jessie has always worked hard at getting better.


Time to do away with instant replay - plus weekly high school football picks

By DAVID W. HEALY (COLUMN),

It’s time to get rid of instant replay. I reached this conclusion, finally, while watching the Memphis Tigers football team get totally robbed last Saturday in a game against Temple. The Tigers came into the game with a perfect 5-0 record, one of their best starts in a long time.


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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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Tire maker highlights worker training start in Mississippi

Darryl Jenkins, second from right, explains the purpose of the Continental Tire Training Center to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, left, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, right, while Continental Tire manufacturing plant manager Michael Egner, second from left, listens, in Clinton, Miss., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.





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