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Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Scottie Saulter was busy Saturday afternoon working to saw off limbs from a large tree that had fallen from his neighbor’s yard at his home in Metcalfe, crushing his fence and barely missing his house. 

He said it was about 3:30 a.m. when he and his family heard the strong winds making their way through their neighborhood.



Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.


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The best, worst Christmas

Most people have a particular Christmas story they enjoy revisiting every year. My favorite story, however, isn’t about Santa Claus, a magical snowman or flying reindeer. Mine is a World War II story of a Canadian soldier who was captured Christmas Day 1941 while stationed in China and wound up a Japanese Prisoner-of-War for four years.





Area city office hours, trash pickup altered due to Christmas this week

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

In observance of the Christmas holiday, trash pick up schedules and city hall hours of operation will be affected in Washington County towns and municipalities.

Greenville City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, and Wednesday, Christmas Day. 

City Hall will resume its regular hours Thursday.


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Faye Sandifer Burns

LELAND - Funeral services for Virginia Faye Sandifer Burns Berry, 91, of Leland are Friday, January 25, at the Leland United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM. She died Saturday, January 19, 2019. Burial will be at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.


Leland boys win first game

By PATRICK ERVIN,

he Leland Cubs (1-3) overcame a scrappy bunch of Humphreys County High Cowboys (1-3) Tuesday to claim a 53-49 victory. After the visitors surged back to under a double digit deficit with less than four minutes remaining in the game, it appeared that the Cowboys were poised for a comeback.




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