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BELZONI — Graveside services for Louise Deere, 73, of Belzoni, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Little Mount Zion Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Burl Holmes Sr. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Michael Ledlow, 63, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Friday, July 24, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Charles Hawkins, 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Markham Church Cemetery,Inverness, with the Rev. John Woods officiating. He died Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
MADISON — Greenville resident Brother Sandifer had small expectations when he teed it up on the first hole July 17 at the Senior Trustmark Invitational Open at the Reunion Golf Course in Madison, but he stepped off the green on the 18th hole a day later and accepted the championship trophy.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Zellena C. Pernell, 91, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Legacy Manor Nursing Home, Greenville.
As this would usually be the time of year dragon boat racers would be readying for the highly anticipated Delta Dragon Boat Race, the steering committee for the race made the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s event.
Ever since Brent Dillon bought his first car when he was 14, he and his older brother, Justin, have had a love affair with car racing.
Driving his white No. 7 Late Model Crate car, Brent, now 28, has worked his way to become one of the best drivers in the area. This season he has already won two of the four races he has competed in.
Masks, their usage and mandates are a contentious topic.
We’re not sure why.
We can understand why people might not enjoy wearing masks, but the mandate they be worn in public spaces is not one so onerous as to create the vitriolic response it has in some people and places.
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.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
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.
A man died while swimming Monday at a boat ramp along the levee front.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said a 23-year-old black male drowned while swimming at a boat ramp along the levee front at Lake Ferguson.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Lula Jones, 68, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital, Southaven.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A case of tuberculosis has been confirmed at a Mississippi high school.
News outlets reported the Mississippi Department of Health has been working to notify students and staff members at Provine High School in Jackson who may have been exposed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bella Alarie starred on Broadway.
Princeton's junior center had a record-setting game, breaking the Ivy League's single-game scoring mark with a 45-point effort against Columbia on Friday.
CENTREVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A segment of highway is being named for a civil rights activist who wrote the memoir, "Coming of Age in Mississippi."