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Ivory Washington

Ivory Washington

ISOLA — Graveside services for Ivory Lee Washington, 62, of Isola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Weeping Mary Church Cemetery, Isola, with the Rev. Morris Allen officiating. He died Friday, May 15, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Laverne Hudson

Laverne Hudson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Laverne Hudson, 64, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Oaklawn Cemetery. She died Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.



Eugene Smith Jr.

Eugene Smith Jr.

CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Eugene Smith Jr., 61, of Cleveland, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Monday, May 11, 2020.


Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Joanne Taylor, 61, of Greenville, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Lakewood Cemetery, with Minister Bartholemew Orr officiating. She died May 9, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


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17-year-old handed $500k bond on capital murder charges

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A teenager was handed a half million dollar bond  this week after his arrest for the murder of a man who was found dead in his home after a house fire.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department arrested 17-year-old Augusta Stribling on Friday and charged him with capital murder for the death of Charles Bowman.





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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. 


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.


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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Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.






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