The late British actress Audrey Hepburn once said, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
In observance of the Christmas holiday, trash pick up schedules and city hall hours of operation will be affected in Washington County towns and municipalities.
Greenville City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, and Wednesday, Christmas Day.
City Hall will resume its regular hours Thursday.
Most people have a particular Christmas story they enjoy revisiting every year. My favorite story, however, isn’t about Santa Claus, a magical snowman or flying reindeer. Mine is a World War II story of a Canadian soldier who was captured Christmas Day 1941 while stationed in China and wound up a Japanese Prisoner-of-War for four years.
The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.
“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30.
“No child should die in the dawn of life.”
Those words from St. Jude founder Danny Thomas are the ideal and essentially the foundation upon which St. Jude was built.
Major Gift Advisor for St. Jude Colin Lee expanded on that ideal as he was the guest speaker at Thursday’s weekly Greenville Rotary Club Meeting.
Two local schools raised a total of $6,000 through the Chrysler’s Cars for Classrooms fundraiser held in the fall.
On Oct. 22, James Ceranti Motors partnered with TR Sanders Elementary School in Hollandale and Weddington Elementary School in Greenville on Oct. 24 to raise $3,000 for each initiative.
Doing what they love and managing to give back is a plus in the eyes of local organization Beyond the Hardwood.
Beyond the Hardwood is hosting their third annual Christmas Basketball Camp: Christmas Presents Giveaway this Saturday at the YMCA, 1688 Fairgrounds Road.
Motorists may have noticed traffic cones along Reed Road diverting traffic.
Although there is no definite completion date, the Daniel Street Pump Station near the west end of Reed Road is still undergoing repairs and the city’s Public Works Department hopes to have it completed by February.
The Washington County Convention Center was filled with laughter, applause and an overall good time Friday evening at Warren, Washington, Issaquena, Sharkey Community Action Agency (WWISCAA)’s annual winter banquet.