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Book Buddies stepping in again to help youngsters improve literacy

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Greenville Book Buddies Program developed by the Greenville Rotary Club is once again stepping in to improve literacy across the Mississippi Delta.

Rotary secretary and reading buddy director Richard Dattel recently announced Rotarians will tutor this year at O’Bannon Elementary School.


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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.



Charter School application in process for new Greenville school

By JERI BORST JBORST@DDTONLINE.COM,
An effort to provide an additional education option is underway in Greenville as preparations to apply for a charter school license have been made.
Reggie Whitley has started the process of creating a charter school, Relentless Preparatory Academy, with the Mississippi Department of Education Authorizing Board.


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Rufus Johnson

Rufus Johnson

DELTA CITY — Funeral arrangements for Rufus Johnson, 83, of Delta City, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at his home.


Willie Ousley

Willie Ousley

DREW — Funeral arrangements for Willie Ousley, 57, of Drew, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. He died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville.


Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith

GREENVILLE — Lawrence Earl Smith, 76, of Greenville, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Family received friends Monday, Sept. 23, at their home. Boone Funeral Home, Greenville, was in charge of arrangements.



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