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Gloria Dillard

Gloria Dillard

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Gloria Dillard, 52, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


Donnell Brown

Donnell Brown

GREENVILLE — Donnell Brown, 69, of Greenville and formerly of Indianola, died Aug. 1, 2020. Public visitation will be from 1:30-2 p.m., with family visitation following form 2-3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. The Rev. Melvin Matthews will officiating.


Shirley Morris

Shirley Morris

WAYSIDE — Graveside services for Shirley A. Morris, 83, of Wayside, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Cedric S. King officiating. She died Thursday, July 30, 2020. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.




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Safety tips for surviving dangerously hot summer days

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

It’s the middle of summer, and the scorching outdoor temperatures are a sure reminder of that.

Over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region, including Washington County.

Although the heat advisory is over as of today, the temperatures outside are still dangerously hot.



As virus cases rise, DRMC doctor says wear a mask

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.

The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.

Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.



Feel the Rush: With brother by his side, Simmons’ running back looks to have an even more dominant season

By DAVID W. HEALY,

David W. Healy

dhealy@ddtonline.com

HOLLANDALE — Simmons High School running back Vontrez Rush won’t be able to sneak up on his opponents this upcoming football season, but he still expects to be an even better football player.


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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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Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Deloris Harper

Deloris Harper

Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.


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