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With only 90 days left until Nov. 3, the Washington County Election Commission is gearing up for Election Day and were paid a visit by Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday to talk about all things voting.
Get your bids ready, the state tax-forfeited land auction for 300 state-owned properties in Washington County started today.
The names of candidates seeking the open Ward 3 position have been announced. Eight people have applied for the special election, set for Aug. 24.
ARCOLA — Ethan Allegrezza and Noah Allegrezza are two fraternal twins who will each play an integral part in the success of the Deer Creek School football team this season.
The gymnastics program at the Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA is in need of financial help, and gymnastics director Missy Coppage is asking members of the community to step forward to help keep it alive.

GPSD approves reopening plan for first nine weeks


 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. 

$250K bond set for man arrested for kidnapping 2 children


A bond has been issued for Nikolas Hampton, who was arrested and charged last week for kidnapping two children.

The bond of $250,000 was issued Monday by Judge Michael Prewitt. 

After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, 23-year-old Hampton was arrested later that morning.

Plans underway for 2 out of 40 closed county bridges


County engineers are in the process of assembling a plan for all bridges currently closed in Washington County for submission to the Office of State Aid Road Construction’s (OSARC) state aid projects.

The Washington County Board of Supervisors were informed of the plan at their regular Monday meeting.

BOS set fine for those caught not wearing masks in county


A $250 fine for failure to wear a mask or a nose and mouth covering will soon be signed into order, per the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

The order was decided by a vote of 3-2 with BOS president Carl McGee and vice president Lee Gordon voting opposed in the motion made by District 4 Supervisor Mala Brooks.

GPSD still unsure what to do about sports, activities


At a special called meeting Thursday, the Greenville Public School District board of trustees made the decision to table the resumption of fall sports and activities until its next regular board meeting.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association’s Executive Committee voted Tuesday to delay all fall sports two weeks.



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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE