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BOS denies motion to reconsider appointment after locals voice concerns at Tuesday’s meeting

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.






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James King

James King

ROLLING FORK — James L. King, 61, of Rolling Fork, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at River Regional Hospital, Vicksburg. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Adele Walker Memorial Chapel at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.




Rita Mitchem

Rita Mitchem

METCALFE — Memorial services for Rita Joyce Bradham Mitchem, 60, of Metcalfe, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Restoration Church of God, 1255 S. Main St., Greenville, with Pastor Jay Smith officiating. She died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. She was born Jan. 26, 1959, in Natchez.


Clifton Birt

Clifton Birt

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Clifton Birt, 71, of Greenville, are pending with T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at his home.


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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.




Lawyer famous for acquittals to defend Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

In this June 27, 2012, photo, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka speaks at press cub of courthouse in Tokyo. Hironaka, a defense lawyer famous for winning innocent verdicts in a legal system where 99 percent of the cases result in convictions, has been hired to defend Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, Feb.


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