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Willie Mae Bishop

Willie Mae Bishop

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Willie Mae Bishop, 72, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Morning Star, Gunnison, with the Rev. Ricky Carter officiating. She died July 22, 2020, in Greenwood. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. 


Lonnie Mae Ford

Lonnie Mae Ford

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Lonnie Mae Ford, 83, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with the Rev. Ephen Melton officiating. She died Sunday, July 26, 2020, at North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville. 



Isiah Murray

Isiah Murray

METCALFE — Funeral arrangements for Isiah Murray, 76, of Metcalfe, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died July 26, 2020.


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Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson

DUNCAN — Funeral arrangements for Jacob Johnson, 70, of Duncan, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Oakgrove Nursing Home, Duncan.



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.


Jasmine Rogers

Jasmine Rogers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral arrangements for Jasmine Rogers, 15, of Memphis, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Tuesday, July 7, 2020.


GPSD approves reopening plan for first nine weeks

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

 The Greenville Public School District’s plan of a virtual reopening for the first nine weeks of the academic year was approved Thursday evening at a special meeting of the GPSD board of trustees.

This means instruction will take place strictly online as students engage in virtual or “distance” learning. 


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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.


Clown, Matson to tell history of Crazy Horse through book at Winterville Mounds

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Crazy Horse — a name that carries with it more than mere fame, but actual pride and a historical significance. 

To unpack that historical significance will be Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. along with author William Matson, who together, authored, “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy.”





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Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.



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