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Sammie Lee Jr.

Sammie Lee Jr.

INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Sammie Lee Jr., 78, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died May 30, 2020, in Jackson.


Eddie Spiller

Eddie Spiller

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Eddie B. Spiller, 72, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died May 22, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Rether Davis

Rether Davis

CARY — Graveside services for Rether M. Davis, 82, of Cary, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Cary Cemetery, with the Rev. Teddy Matthews officiating. She died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


Le’Efrem Fair

Le’Efrem Fair

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Le’Efrem C. Fair, 22, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, June 2, 2020.


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GRS offers free online ACT Prep session, cut in-person programs

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

School is out for the summer but ACT Prep is in with Greenville Renaissance Scholars’ (GRS) new, no cost, online ACT Prep offering.

The online ACT Prep program, which GRS is calling “Conquering the Test,” will begin May 30 and run through June 6 with sessions starting each day from 9 a.m. until noon.




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Local teen charged in uncle’s stabbing death

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.

At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.



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Man arrested, charged for Friday night shooting that left 1 dead, 1 injured

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.

At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.


Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening. 

The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.


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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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