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GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Sharon Banks Henry, 51, of Greenville, will be at 3 p.m Saturday, July 11, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with the Rev. Orlando Franklin officiating. She passed away July 5, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Maple Wright, 81, of Indianola, were held Wednesday, July 8, at Indianola City Cemetery. She died June 28, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services were under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Heidi Collins, 84, of Greenville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Arbor Walk Nursing Home, Greenville. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Visitation for Vernessa Williams, 47, of Greenville, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
As the sports editor of the Delta Democrat-Times, I spend half of my time with white people and half of my time with black people.
My life has not really changed much in the last few weeks, when I go around town and interact with people. I try, yet fail at times, to treat everyone I meet with respect and kindness.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 680 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths as a result of the virus in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The state’s total number of coronavirus cases is 27,067 and there have been 1,056 deaths in total.
About $67,000,000 in Paycheck Protection Programs loans were distributed in the last three months in Washington County.
Greenville saw just more than $57 million of the total, Hollandale had about $3 million and Leland had about $6.8 million.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
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.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
Georgia forward Derek Ogbeide (34) takes a shot over Mississippi center Dominik Olejniczak (13) during an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
Kentucky's PJ Washington, right, shoots while pressured by Arkansas' Adrio Bailey during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Kentucky won 70-66. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
The Charleston’s Lady Tigers held the O’Bannon Lady Greenwaves scoreless from the two minute mark of the second quarter until the the 2:25 mark of the fourth quarter to claim a 36-15 road victory in girls high school basketball Friday night.
Arkansas' Adrio Bailey, bottom, pulls down a rebound near Kentucky's EJ Montgomery during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
North Carolina's Kenny Williams (24) guards Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Virginia won 69-61. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)