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Eddie Pittman

Eddie Pittman

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eddie Pittman, 66, of Greenville, will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 8, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died July 29, 2020, at his home. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


Deloris Jackson

Deloris Jackson

LELAND — Graveside services for Deloris Trotter Jackson, 85, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville. She departed this life July 28, 2020, at her home, surrounding by family. Arrangements are under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.




Loda Maynor

Loda Maynor

GREENVILLE — Loda Johnston Maynor, 80, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at Washington Care Center.  Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.


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Safety tips for surviving dangerously hot summer days

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

It’s the middle of summer, and the scorching outdoor temperatures are a sure reminder of that.

Over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region, including Washington County.

Although the heat advisory is over as of today, the temperatures outside are still dangerously hot.


As virus cases rise, DRMC doctor says wear a mask

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.

The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.

Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.


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Lee-Mitchell

Dr. and Mrs. David H. Lee, of Greenville, Mississippi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Ellen Brister Lee, to Kyle P. Mitchell.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lester Adam Shipley, and the late Mr. Lester Adam Shipley, of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harrell Lee, of Greenville. 



Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.



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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Joshua Johnson

Man arrested, charged for Friday night shooting that left 1 dead, 1 injured

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.




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.


Woman charged with attempted murder after fight at gas station

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.


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