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City officials increasing efforts to curb illegal dumping with $1K fines

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

 City of Greenville officials are ramping up on their efforts to put a stop to illegal dumping.

An illegal dumping task force meeting convened on Thursday with Mayor Errick Simmons, Police Chief Delando Wilson, Fire Chief Ruben Brown, Planning Director Carlon Williams, Code Enforcer Daryl Richards Sr. and others in attendance.


Roger Adams

Roger Adams

LELAND — Services for Roger Clinton Adams, 59, of Leland, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Glendale Baptist Church. He died Friday, July 17, 2020, at his residence. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

He was born Aug. 19, 1960, in Indiana.  




Martha Lindsay

Martha Lindsay

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Martha A. Lindsay, 85, of Greenville, were held Saturday, July 18, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


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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.



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.



Parkerson-Downs

Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.


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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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