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Changing the state flag of Mississippi was not an issue to be taken lightly, and we don’t believe the members of the legislature have done so.
For years, our state was represented by a talisman including a symbol drawing on a time when the citizens of state chose to leave the nation over the issue of slavery.
VICKSBURG — Gilda Fae McCool Shurden Miller died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 84.
She was preceded in death by her immediate family, including her parents, two husbands, and her only two children.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Jacqueline Foster, 58, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died June 28, 2020.
Joseph McCray Sr.
CLARKSDALE – Christine Baxter, 95, homemaker, of Clarksdale, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 9, at Lakeview Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.
Eric Edwards Jr.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Eric Edwards Jr., 11, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died May 27, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
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%.
A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.
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.
A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lt. Colonel Howard W. Johnson, USA (Ret.), an Army chaplain and Catholic priest, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020, in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 86 years old. He led a life full of service to his country and the Lord.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others.
The Greenville Public School District (GPSD) announced on Tuesday an Em Boyd Elementary School employee tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In light of this information, Em Boyd, 1021 S. Colorado St., will close immediately.
Superintendent Dr. Debra Dace said the district shares its concerns about coronavirus.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Roshanda Grant, 47, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Byas Chapel, Greenville. She died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
People pray in the gallery of the Oklahoma House of Representatives chamber during Rose Day, an annual anti-abortion event, at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)