The Greenville Public School District board of trustees is moving forward with the development of a reopening plan for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
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The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 680 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths as a result of the virus in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The state’s total number of coronavirus cases is 27,067 and there have been 1,056 deaths in total.
Work won’t be starting anytime soon on the Anse Dees Highway 82 Greenville Bypass, but it will happen sooner than a normal project of this type.
There are a few reasons every person in Mississippi lives within 30 minutes of a four-lane highway.
One of those reason is a former Greenville resident, Anse Dees.
As he was finishing his last few days at St. Joseph Catholic Church, a pile of thank you letters sat on Father Bill Henry’s desk Thursday. He read one out aloud.
“Finish the pumps — that’s the number one objective right now,” David Cochran Jr., the newly elected Washington County Commissioner of the Mississippi Levee Board, said.
Tuesday’s election brought out nearly 2,000 Washington County voters, 1,978 to be exact.
Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, both the Greenville and Leland public pools will be closed this summer.
Canopy Children’s Solutions LINK program is partnering with Weddington Elementary to host a giveaway event to promote physical and mental wellness and self-care
Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) is offering a helping hand to Mississippi families this summer. LINK, a Canopy solution, is hosting a statewide Activity Bag Giveaway event to reach families in local communities.
On Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to work with the Greenville Historic Preservation committee in the relocation of the Confederate statue on the Washington County Courthouse grounds to another county site at the expense of the 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.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department are searching for the person who shot a man in the face and left him to die.
At 6:21 a.m. this morning, police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Theobald Street, where they found a 20-year-old black male with blood on his face.
A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.
At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.
Cornelius Tory Jr.
VINE GROVE, Ky. — Funeral services for Cornelius Tory Jr., 20, of Vine Grove, Kentucky, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Old Jerusalem. He died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
Calvin Stewart Sr.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Calvin Stewart Sr., 70, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at his home.
Steven Briscoe Jr.
Betty Fox Lowe
Leland – Funeral services for Betty Fox Lowe, 68, of Leland will be Saturday at 11:00 am at Jerusalem Temple, Leland, MS. She passed away May 2, 2019 at her residence. Burial will be in Sisters of Charity Cemetery, Leland, under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.