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Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
About $67,000,000 in Paycheck Protection Programs loans were distributed in the last three months in Washington County.
Delta Regional Medical Center has established a COVID-19 Results Line for anyone who has been tested at a DRMC location. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the number is 662-379-0434.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors this week set an ordinance requiring face masks in all county-owned buildings, effective immediately.
Delta Center Stage’s next performance is set for July 16-19. After COVID-19-related delays to the planned season, DCS is opening with multiple precautions and changes in normal practices. The precautions include:

Mayor: Remarks, accusations about him are ‘ridiculous’

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

“Faith continues to be the center of this administration,” Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons said this week on the steps of City Hall. 

During a press conference Tuesday morning, Simmons addressed recent events and the narrative surrounding an order issued by the city council, putting stricter measures in place for church services.




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.


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.




Bowman says she will not rest until justice is served for father’s homicide

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

On March 21, a homicide and subsequent house fire claimed the life of Greenville resident Charles Bowman, 67.

At about 6:30 a.m. that Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at Bowman’s home, 517 E. Moore St.






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.



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