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Delores Townes

GREENVILLE – Funeral arrangements for Delores Newtown Townes, 81, of Greenville, who died Thursday June, 11, 2020, at Baptist Desoto Hospital are incomplete with Redmon Funeral Home in Greenville.

 


Gilda Miller

By GILDA MILLER,

Gilda Miller

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.



Delia Brinston

INDIANOLA —Funeral Services for Delia Brinston, 77, of Sunflower, will be Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter MB Church Cemetery in Sunflower with the Rev. Jimmy Barnett.

Visitation will preceed the service Friday, June 19, from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. at Byas Funeral Home.


Willie Birge

Willie Birge

CLEVELAND — Funeral Services for Willie Lee “Main” Birge Jr., 74, of Chicago and formerly of Merigold, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Calvary Cemetery in Renova under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home Cleveland. He died June 10, 2020 at his residence.

 


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Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 


Police investigate human remains found on Christmas Day

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.


Parkerson-Downs

Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.


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Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied

By STAFF REPORT,

Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.


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Weddings & Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE