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Kitty Stephens

Kitty Stephens

GREENVILLE — Kitty Sue Kelly Stephens, 81, of Greenville, passed away from heart failure Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Washington Care Facility, Greenville. 


Carter Moore Jr.

Carter Moore Jr.

MILWAUKEE — Carter Lee Moore Jr., 70, died Monday, April 27, 2020, in Milwaukee. Graveside Services were held Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Oakridge Cemetery, Hollandale, with the Rev. Tracy Moore officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.


Florence Walker

Florence Walker

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Florence G. Walker, 89, of Greenville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Delta Memorial Gardens, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died May 13, 2020.


Beatrice McClain

Beatrice McClain

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Beatrice McClain, 92, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. Melvin Matthews officiating. She died Thursday, May 14, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Everard Hinyub Jr.

Everard Hinyub Jr.

GREENVILLE — Everard Bates “Whitey”  Hinyub Jr., 76, of Greenville, died Friday, May 1, 2020, at his home.  

He was born Feb. 2, 1944, in New Orleans, the son of Everard Bates Hinyub Sr. and Shirley Leblanc Hinyub.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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City, county mull over financial impact from coronavirus pandemic

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The City of Greenville and Washington County are both still reeling from what has been a financially challenging past six weeks.

Both local entities discussed hazard pay recently in their respective meetings and the county BOS unanimously voted to provide a month’s hazard pay for county employees at their last regular meeting.



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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.


Folks ready for hoppin’ good fun at upcoming Leland Frog Fest, Highway 61 Blues Festival

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

LELAND — There’s only a week left for folks to hop on over to Leland for a day of live music and family fun at the Frog Fest and Highway 61 Blues Festival.

In lieu of this year’s canceled Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival is returning to its home base of Leland.



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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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