Though the Greenville City Council amended its order concerning the ban on drive-in church services, a lawsuit filed in response to fines issued for violation of the order is still lingering.
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Governor Tate Reeves issued a Safer At Home order, which went into effect 8 a.m. Monday and expires at 8 a.m. Monday, May 11.
The City of Greenville adopted the order on Friday, noting the city’s 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew still remains in effect.
INDIANOLA — William Thomas Walker, 60, of Indianola, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Indianola Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Indianola.
Instead of taking their debris to the landfill, a handful of tree contractors have been secretly dumping their limbs, branches and stumps in vacant lots and back roads throughout Greenville.
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.
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.
CLARKSDALE — O’Bannon High School football coach Lynn Lang kept telling his players that if they keep working hard and doing the right things that eventually good things would come the Greenwaves’ way.
PACE — Graveside service for Charles H. Walker, 91, of Pace, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at Spangle Banner Church Cemetery, Pace, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.
GREENWOOD — Nancy Hollingsworth Byrd, a hardworking and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother departed this life Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, surrounded by her beloved children, grandchildren, and caretakers. She was a woman of ardent faith, humor, and resolve.
ANGUILLA — Funeral arrangements for Valery Taylor, 41, of Anguilla, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, April 10, 2020, at her home.
CHATHAM — Private graveside services for Roberta Lee (Dutchie) Landers Nipper, 85, of Chatham, will be at Greenfield Cemetery. She passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at her home in Chatham. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.