The Delta Democrat-Times editorial staff took home numerous awards at the most recent Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Mississippi Press Association for the 2019 contest year.
As this would usually be the time of year dragon boat racers would be readying for the highly anticipated Delta Dragon Boat Race, the steering committee for the race made the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s event.
It’s the middle of summer, and the scorching outdoor temperatures are a sure reminder of that.
Over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region, including Washington County.
Although the heat advisory is over as of today, the temperatures outside are still dangerously hot.
The drama of attempting to put on a drama continues as Delta Center Stage is once again forced to postpone production of this week’s collection of short plays.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves cited Washington County as one of 13 counties in the state requiring stricter social distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first day of school for students in Washington County is only a few weeks away, but there is still a lot of uncertainty, and plenty of opinions, about how and when school should begin.
The Office of the Mayor recently announced they learned a City Hall employee in the planning department has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the water department and the planning department will be closed today, Monday, July 13, from 1-5 p.m. for deep cleaning and sanitizing by a private contractor.
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. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.
About $67,000,000 in Paycheck Protection Programs loans were distributed in the last three months in Washington County.
Greenville saw just more than $57 million of the total, Hollandale had about $3 million and Leland had about $6.8 million.
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.
DRMC is also holding free COVID-19 testing in the hospital's ER parking lot. Testing is performed from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Greenville City Council Member Bill Boykin, who suffered a stroke in March, has presented the Greenville City Council with a letter announcing his intention to resign his position.
Ward 3 has not had representation on the council as Boykin has been unable to attend meetings since the stroke.