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Follow leaders’ directions

As we made our way through town doing our job of reporting the news about the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had occasion to keep a mental note of businesses that seemed to operating outside the mandates handed down from the Mayor’s office two Tuesdays ago.



River crest increased, Steele Bayou Gates closed

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville’s river crest is on the rise, and will reach its highest peak of the year thus far.

The Mississippi River reached flood stage last week, which has happened every month this year.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Greenville gauge measured at 51.2 feet, which is a few feet higher than its 48-foot flood stage.




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GPD investigates weekend house fire as homicide

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Local authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one local man dead.

At about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at 517 E. Moore St.  

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a male body inside the home.


Charles Bowman

Charles Bowman

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Charles Bowman, 67, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville. He died Saturday, March 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.




Betty Belton

Betty Belton

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Betty Belton, 68, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, March 10, 2020.


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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.




David McGarrh

David McGarrh

Greenville –  Funeral services for David Delane McGarrh, 61, are 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Chesterville Baptist Church, Tupelo. He died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice, Tupelo.


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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