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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.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for L.C. Clayton, 75, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. John Ware officiating. He died Monday, June 1, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Anyone craving a quality cup of fresh, homemade coffee needs to head over to Grounded Sister Coffee Shop to get their fix.
Grounded Sister Coffee Shop opened Saturday, May 23, in the former Midtown and McCormick Book Inn building, 825 S. Main St.
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.
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.
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.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Debby Childs Bridges, 63, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the hospital in Las Vegas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Bridges; father, A. E. Childs; and a brother, Ronnie Childs.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Emmanuel Ejeh scored 10 points that included a pair of late free throws to help Mississippi Valley State edge Jackson State 60-57 on Saturday night.
Ejeh's free throws with 14 seconds remaining capped the scoring. Dontelius Ross missed a 3-pointer for Jackson State with six seconds left.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A southwest Mississippi man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to the shooting death of at least one dog.