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GREENVILLE — Neal “Neely” Grant Wright, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Boone Funeral Home, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Irene Taylor, 67, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with Min. Stanley Williams officiating. She passed away July 24, 2020, at her residence. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Geraldine McNeal Johnson, 60, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Pastor Joe Hodges officiating. She died July 28, 2020. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
A bond has been issued for Nikolas Hampton, who was arrested and charged last week for kidnapping two children.
The bond of $250,000 was issued Monday by Judge Michael Prewitt.
After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, 23-year-old Hampton was arrested later that morning.
The first day of school for students in Washington County is only a few weeks away, but there is still a lot of uncertainty, and plenty of opinions, about how and when school should begin.
Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons held a press conference Wednesday afternoon along with water and utility department director Jessie Whitley to address water and utility billing concerns.
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.
Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.
The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change.
Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.
Washington County resident and Washington School graduate Jackson Saulter, 19, died after a tree fell on his home as a result of severe storm winds that pushed through the region late Wednesday night.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said they received the call at approximately 11 p.m.
Dr. and Mrs. David H. Lee, of Greenville, Mississippi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Ellen Brister Lee, to Kyle P. Mitchell.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lester Adam Shipley, and the late Mr. Lester Adam Shipley, of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harrell Lee, of Greenville.
The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a teenager who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Sixteen-year-old Kamrone Lee, of Greenville, has been reported as missing since July 11.
Lee is described as a 5’9”, 110-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes.