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Effie Cain

Effie Cain

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Effie Cain, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Robert Weatherspoon

Robert Weatherspoon

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Robert Weatherspoon, 73, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, July 8, 2020, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland.


Judy Haley

Judy Haley

YELLVILLE, Ark. — Judy was born Jan. 1, 1948, and was raised in Newton. She was married to Tom Mitchell. They were parents to three children. After losing Tom to cancer, she continued her life as a single mother. When she met her second husband, Lee Haley, she moved to Greenville.


Mildred Moody

Mildred Moody

GREENVILLE — Mildred “Millie” H. Moody, 93, a longtime resident of Greenville passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020. A memorial service celebrating her life and accomplishments was held July 25, 2020, at St. James Episcopal Church, Greenville.


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Patricia Thomas

Patricia Thomas

CARY — Graveside services for Patricia R. Thomas, 66, of Cary, will be at noon Saturday, June 27, at Cary Community Cemetery, Cary, with Apostle Linda Sweezer officiating. She died Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Coldwater. Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.





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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. 



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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