If you didn’t get a chance to pick up Sunday’s edition of the Delta Democrat-Times, you should. The front page story was about one local church family’s unique way of wishing one of their members a happy birthday. Lizzie Mae Baugh wasn’t just having another birthday, she had turned 100 years old, an absolutely incredible feat for anyone.
Monday’s regularly Board of Supervisors meeting began as scheduled but not without some minor technological hiccups.
After experiencing some technical issues Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors resumed their regular meeting Tuesday morning and faced a new set of difficulties with a disagreement among the supervisors.
“Do you need masks?”
This was the question Lea Margaret Hamilton asked her friend, Amy Walker, two weeks ago.
Walker, the chief nursing officer at the Delta Regional Community Center, replied, “Yes, and quickly.”
In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.
The first death from COVID-19 in Washington County was confirmed on Tuesday.
A 76-year old former teacher and poll worker died from effects of the virus on Friday, April 3.
Family members of the deceased said she was initially tested on March 24. She had a slight headache and other symptoms.
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Tate Reeves issued a statewide shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 5 p.m. Friday and ending 8 a.m. April 20.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet for their regular meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, but the meeting itself will not be open to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.