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Concerned residents on agenda to address BOS at Tuesday meeting


Concerned residents of Washington County are planning to be present at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss some recent appointments made at the first meeting of year.  

For those who would like to speak, concerned residents have been added to the agenda to address the board at 9:30 a.m.

Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms


Scottie Saulter was busy Saturday afternoon working to saw off limbs from a large tree that had fallen from his neighbor’s yard at his home in Metcalfe, crushing his fence and barely missing his house. 

He said it was about 3:30 a.m. when he and his family heard the strong winds making their way through their neighborhood.

Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.



Life lost to gun violence

Anthony Smith has been charged with murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Greenville police officers located Tarus Dandridge, a 41 year-old black male, who was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel and Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson.

Lavorne Jones

Lavorne Jones

Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.


Cheerleading Champs


The St. Joseph Catholic School cheerleading squad was named the Varsity Champion in the 2019 Class AA Cheer Game Day Competition. The cheerleaders on the team include, Catherine Meyer, front row from left, Mary Michael Mahalitc, Beth Chow, Gracie McGaugh, Elese Serio, Anna Claire Donham Latoyia Slay-Cooley.

Rosetta Edwards

Rosetta Edwards

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Rosetta Edwards, 81, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Pilgrim Rest, with the Rev. Mark Hines officiating. She died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.