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We don’t like it when our government officials spend more than they allot themselves to spend in a year on any budgeted item.
And, as pointed out in a story in this weekend’s newspaper, one line item in the Washington County Board of Supervisors has seen a significant stretch of the budget.
The Greenville Public School District’s plan of a virtual reopening for the first nine weeks of the academic year was approved Thursday evening at a special meeting of the GPSD board of trustees.
This means instruction will take place strictly online as students engage in virtual or “distance” learning.
DUNCAN — Funeral arrangements for Jacob Johnson, 70, of Duncan, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Oakgrove Nursing Home, Duncan.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Betty Brackett, 66, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery She died June 28, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
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.
After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.
The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.