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.
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JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home.
The first death from COVID-19 in Washington County was confirmed on Tuesday.
A 76-year old former teacher and poll worker died from effects of the virus on Friday, April 3.
Family members of the deceased said she was initially tested on March 24. She had a slight headache and other symptoms.
AVON — Now in his 18th spring coaching high school baseball, Boo Ellis has been through this before.
Ellis, the coach at Riverside High School, has won 326 baseball games as a head coach. This season will be one of the year’s he has a young and inexperienced team, meaning he will have to show lots of patience.
CANTON — Vera Elizabeth Roush, 82, of Canton, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020. The family will have a private graveside service at Hollandale City Cemetery.
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AVON — When Jaycee Holeman ran onto the softball field a few weeks ago with her Riverside High School teammates, it was a moment she said she will never forget.
With the assistance of South Delta Planning & Development District, Washington County will be applying for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to apply for a fiscal year 2020 CDBG through the Mississippi Development Authority.
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 Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.
At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.
Quality assurance of the 2019 elections is on the minds of Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Election Commission, who have contracted for services to review any errors that may be lurking in the system and address specific concerns.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.
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.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
A three-vehicle wreck at one of Greenville’s busiest intersections sent six people, including four children, to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
As Resurrection Sunday nears and the Easter season approaches, churches and community activities have been scheduled and the public is invited to attend. The following events were submitted to the Delta Democrat Times:
Thursday, April 18