As we made our way through town doing our job of reporting the news about the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had occasion to keep a mental note of businesses that seemed to operating outside the mandates handed down from the Mayor’s office two Tuesdays ago.
We stood on Washington Avenue Saturday afternoon watching large equipment roll through one of the older standing buildings in Greenville.
We knew the coming firestorm on social media would be interesting to watch, but also a bit disheartening.
A few things to be sure of:
If Mala Brooks was looking to make a splash in her first meeting as a member of the Washington County Board of Supervisors, she made a big one.
Brooks made motions to remove the sitting county engineer and the county attorney.
Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisor’s meeting should have impressed upon all the attendants how important voting is.
We found out who actually cares about Greenville on Monday, and, frankly, it’s not that many people.
Only 351 of the 3,675 registered voters in Ward 1 came out to decide what is the single most important race in our community. Only 318 of the 3,421 registered voters in Ward 6 voted Monday.
We were pleased to vote this morning without incident.
There were at least twice the number of poll workers and others who were on hand to be sure everything went as smoothly as possible.
What we weren’t pleased to see were the number of uncontested elections on the ballot.
When the streets of our town are full of people from other places, it’s a chance for us to shine.
And shine we did.
The Delta Hot Tamale Festival has grown over the years to become the premiere Greenville downtown festival.
It’s got a few things going for it for sure.
It’s open to everyone.
We had the opportunity to drive through the South Delta this week on a trip back north from Vicksburg.
It’s a sad state of affairs.
As the sun set and darkness fell on the flooded plain, where you’d normally see the scattered lights of houses among the fields, there was nothing.
We hope it really hasn’t come to this.
Does the City of Greenville now want to turn over its policing to an “Eye in the Sky?”
At city council meeting this week, a company promoting its product Sky Cop made a presentation.
The list of road and bridge closures in Wednesday’s paper was impressive — in a bad way.
There’s just simply too many roads and bridges in this county that aren’t up to par in carrying capacity for vehicular traffic.