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LELAND — Graveside services for Eddie Beasley, 62, of Leland, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Caney Cemetery, Delta City, with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. He died May 11, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
Landon Hughes, a student at St. Joseph Catholic School, wanted to do something to show his appreciation to those on the front lines in the community who are fighting COVID-19.
“I was tired of just sitting at home and thinking about how much appreciation I had for them. I wanted to actually do something about,” Hughes said.
Eight-year-old Pfeifer Doolittle was worried he would not get a chance to play baseball with his friends this season, but on Monday night he was more than delighted to put on his uniform and play his first game for the Braves at the Delta Sportsplex.
LELAND — Graveside services for Elvin Wheatley, 53, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, At Bogue Memorial Gardens, Leland. He died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson.
The Greenville Public School District Board of Trustees held a work session meeting at noon Monday to discuss district and school updates, the district report card and budgeting.
Greenville High School graduating seniors will begin picking up their graduate regalia Friday and Saturday.
Kenneth Koening Jr.
GREENVILLE — Kenneth Wiley Koenig Jr., 30, of Greenville, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Even though the Summer Art Camps at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center cannot take place due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Greenville Arts Council staff and volunteers have found a creative way for local children to artistically grow.
Eight minutes and 46 seconds was the amount of time it took for people to stop talking about COVID-19.
The terrible death of George Floyd on Memorial Day has sparked a passion and furious outcry from people seeking justice.
OXFORD — Ole Miss lost one of the university’s groundbreaking students and iconic football players with the passing of Robert Jerry “Ben” Williams, Jr., 65, on Monday of natural causes at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.
Funeral arrangements are still pending.
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.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
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 64 year-old black male was shot Saturday night in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville. Just before 11 p.m. the Greenville Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shot person, whose name is being held pending family notification.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Donald Williams, 53, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Greater Mount Mariah, with Minister O.H. Hall officiating. He died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Garden, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
During the heart of football season last fall, I wrote a column critical of the Starkville High School football team for running up the score on Greenville High School.
I would be a hypocrite if I did not hold a local team to the same standard.
Auburn guard Jared Harper (1) is fouled as Georgia forward Derek Ogbeide (34) and guard William Jackson II (0) defend during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)