The business and bustle of downtown Greenville is making its return with some of the city’s favorite restaurants and pubs reopening and new ones coming to life.
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GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Edna Merie Donley Hammons, 91, of Greenville, will be held Thursday. She passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will be in Linn Methodist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
There will be one contested election on Tuesday’s ballot for the Levee Board Commission in Washington County.
The election is between Drew Newson and David Cochran, both of Washington County.
For the last eight years, I have been volunteering for the annual PGA Tour stop in Memphis, the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. It is now scheduled for the end of July, but it is looking like they won’t need my services as a marshall on the 16th hole.
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.
As many as 25 city employees will be furloughed for up to 120 days starting June 1.
Greenville City Council took the action to cut costs in the wake expected sales tax revenue shortfalls due to shut-downs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.
While the statewide Safer-at-Home order has been tweaked to allow more business openings, Greenville is still under a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.
All other guidelines allowed in the new statewide order will be followed.
I have stayed fairly tight-lipped with most people on my opinion on the COVID-19 pandemic, and I will continue to do so.
When there is a plethora of people, especially on social media, aggressively stating their opinions, the idea of sharing one’s thoughts feels like encroaching dangerous waters.
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.
Friends and relatives of Lakwanya Denise Titus and Timothy Lee Davis are invited to their wedding at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Greater Mt. Moriah MB Church, Greenville.
The bride-elect, Lakwanya Titus, is the daughter of Ruth Starkey and granddaughter of the late Gertrude W. Titus and the late Erma Dotson Sanders.
LELAND — The Leland Department is seeking the public’s help to find and arrest 27-year-old Indianola resident Latarius Howard.
Leland Police Department Assistant Police Chief Marcus Davis said Howard has outstanding warrants for possession of a controlled substance and weapon possession by a felon.
Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.
Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.