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GPSD’s Destination 8/5 plans underway for new school year

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.

The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.




Vernessa Williams

Vernessa Williams

GREENVILLE — Visitation for Vernessa Williams, 47, of Greenville, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.


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New Orleans native Lapeyre battles final round wind to claim Future Tour Championship

By DAVID W. HEALY,

The windy conditions did nothing to slow down Liza Lapeyre’s golf game Sunday.

After shooting a 75 on Saturday, Lapeyre fired a 3-under-par 69 on Sunday to claim the top prize in the Girls 13-18 year-old division at the Future Tour Championship at Greenville Golf and Country Club.



Jessie Jones

Jessie Jones

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Graveside services for Jessie Lee Jones, 84, of Champaign, Illinois, and formerly of Beulah, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at St. Peter Rock MB Church Cemetery, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died June 2, 2020.


William King

William King

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for William King, 77, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Friday, June 19, 2020.


Hattie Pugh

Hattie Pugh

LELAND — Private family graveside services for Hattie Myrle Smyly Pugh, 96, of Leland, will be at Hollandale Cemetery. She passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at her home. Boone Funeral Home of Leland has been entrusted with arrangements.


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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.



Richards-Childs

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Richards, of Boca Raton, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Kimberly Richards, to Peyton Lynn Childs.



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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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