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.
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The Greenville Public School board had to make this decision.
Once they decided a few weeks back that children at their schools would not be allowed to attend in-person algebra or biology classes because of COVID-19, there was no way they could, with a straight face, allow their children to be on the football field.
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GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Nathaniel Chew Jr., 69, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
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GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Beatrice Nix Elsworth, 80, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
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.
TUPELO — Funeral services for Carolyn Mangialardi Campbell, 80, were held Monday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Carroll County. She died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Sharon Banks Henry, 51, of Greenville, will be at 3 p.m Saturday, July 11, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with the Rev. Orlando Franklin officiating. She passed away July 5, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
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.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
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.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.