Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of articles concerning the county’s spending on infrastructure and other projects led by IMS Engineers.
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Get your bids ready, the state tax-forfeited land auction for 300 state-owned properties in Washington County started today.
Mayor Errick Simmons welcomed Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday in preparation for the state tax-forfeited land auction, which began at 8 a.m. today.
JACKSON — On Aug. 3, Greenville Renaissance Scholars of Greenville has been awarded a $4,300 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2020-2021 and will be used to host Camp Renaissance 2021.
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Despite having empty beds, Delta Regional Medical Center is still experiencing shortage problems.
While the Coronavirus is a massive problem in and of itself, DRMC is facing a “staffing crisis” with the number of nurses decreasing, according to hospital CEO Scott Christensen.
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.
Fall sports will not be returning this year for the Greenville Public School District.
At the Tuesday July 21, City Council meeting, the Greenville City Council ordered that the furloughed city employees are to return to work as of August 1, 2020. The remaining of cost savings methods due to COVID-19 are still in effect:
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.
Greenville Renaissance Scholars announced today it received a grant for $8,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to create and implement a comprehensive STEM program for rising 8th and 9th graders across Washington County.
The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”
The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.
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.
Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening.
The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.
A man died while swimming Monday at a boat ramp along the levee front.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said a 23-year-old black male drowned while swimming at a boat ramp along the levee front at Lake Ferguson.
Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.
Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:
The Daily Leader on the response of churches to sexual abuse accusations:
Throughout the night on Friday, a voice yelled, “Shoot the ball Korn!” each time the Lady Greenwaves lone senior Kornishia Smith touched the ball.
In her final home game of her high school career, Smith knocked down two deep three-pointers, both hitting nothing but the bottom of the net.
Greenville – Funeral services for Ralph Edwards, 58, of Greenville, are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Saint Matthew AME, Greenville. Burial follows in Delta Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home.-- He died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.
Concerns of possible election fraud and voter tampering have caused Washington County Board of Supervisors to take notice.
At the March 4 meeting, supervisors agreed discussing the issue further and finding solutions is necessary.