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The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday that they are now in Phase 2 in the reopening of its city parks.
Below are the following guidelines for Phase 2:
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SHAW — Graveside services for Herman “Paw-Paw” Sanders Sr., 86, of Shaw, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Northwest Memorial Gardens, Shaw, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died May 29, 2020, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.
SHAW — Patricia Lynn McNutt Trice, 47, of Shaw, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at her home.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Florine Wright Dodd Nichols, 91, of Greenville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. She passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at The Pinnacle. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
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.
As of Friday, there were 165 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths as a result of the virus in Washington County, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
There were 418 new cases reported Friday for the state of Mississippi, bringing the total thus far to 14,790. There have been 710 deaths statewide.
Washington School's Hannah Ashley receives educational scholarship from Mississippi Tennis AssociationBy DAVID W. HEALY,
Washington School’s Hannah Ashley was recently awarded one of two educational scholarships given each year by the Mississippi Tennis Association. Hannah earned the scholarship not just for her excellent grades in the classroom, but also for her service in the community.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Arthur Lee “Jimmy” Cotton, 82, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Monday, May 11, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
A few years ago, the Steve Miller Band released a very fitting song that had lyrics within that were more memorable than the song’s title. “Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’ slippin into the future” is the catchy part of the song, but the song’s title, “Fly Like an Eagle” provides advice on how to best spend that time.
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.
The former South Delta Planning and Development District building on Broadway Street recently received a facelift thanks to a grant from Main Street Greenville’s facade grant program.
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State Sen. Josh Harkins, R-Brandon, right, a real estate broker and main sponsor of a bill that would limit people's ability to sue property owners for injuries or other problems, confers in Senate chambers, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Jackson, Miss., with Sen.
Georgia coach Tom Crean shakes hands with Auburn coach Bruce Pearl before the start of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
Auburn guard J'Von McCormick (12) and Arkansas guard Jalen Harris (5) run after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)