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The names of candidates seeking the open Ward 3 position have been announced.
Eight people have applied for the special election, set for Aug. 24.
The names of candidates include Mark Crawford, Kendrick Chandelle Gear, Vernon Greenlee, Frank Hall Jr., Steven W. Poole II, Johnny Ross, Hope Williams-Brown and Rosetta Williams.
With only 90 days left until Nov. 3, the Washington County Election Commission is gearing up for Election Day and were paid a visit by Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday to talk about all things voting.
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INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Edmond Thomas Sr., 72, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at his home. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Ida Mae Frazier
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Ida Mae Frazier, 93, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at St. John Cemetery, Woodburn Community, with the Rev. Barnett officiating. She died Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Annie Bell White, 85, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Carl Lee Baker, 61, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. July 25, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Methodist North Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
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.”
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
Domestic violence is the motive behind the loss of two lives Tuesday, according the Greenville Police Department investigators.
Robbie Walker-Grossley, 49,was murdered by her husband, Christopher Grossley, 54. After shooting his wife, Christopher Grossley ended his life through suicide.
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.
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.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.