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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:




Local eateries facing crisis during coronavirus pandemic

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Amidst the banning of gatherings of 10 or more people in the City of Greenville, restaurants are facing a crisis that may determine their future viability.

Sid Guest, co-owner of Stamson’s, and Allison Nimrod, owner of Sherman’s, have adjusted their business plans to cope with the current environment.







GPD investigates weekend house fire as homicide

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Local authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one local man dead.

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

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a male body inside the home.


Local church steps up to serve lunch during coronavirus pandemic

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

First Baptist Church Pastor Matt Alexander is organizing a curbside lunch pickup for school-aged youth twice a week while children are out of school.

Governor Tate Reeves announced Thursday morning all public schools in Mississippi will be closed through April 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.




COVID-19 confirmed in county, DRMC testing center set up

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Anyone wondering if COVID-19 may be in Washington County no longer has to contemplate.

During a special meeting of the city council on Friday, Delta Regional Medical Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Corkern announced to the council and those in attendance Washington County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.


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