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Almost everywhere you go now, stores and restaurants are displaying signs that read something along the lines of not being able to give change due to a nation-wide coin shortage.
Tommye Lee King
As this would usually be the time of year dragon boat racers would be readying for the highly anticipated Delta Dragon Boat Race, the steering committee for the race made the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s event.
Masks, their usage and mandates are a contentious topic.
We’re not sure why.
We can understand why people might not enjoy wearing masks, but the mandate they be worn in public spaces is not one so onerous as to create the vitriolic response it has in some people and places.
Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.
The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.
The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.
The St. Joseph Fighting Irish have recently placed a beautiful 20-foot statue of Jesus Christ right in front of their football field.
The statue is a replica of the “Word of Life” mural on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The mural is more popularly known as Touchdown Jesus.
Elijah Moore, a former head football coach at Greenville High School and a man who spent more than 60 years coaching and teaching Greenville children, died Tuesday at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Mars Food North America, a well noted fixture in the American food industry, made the decision last week to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand in light of social equality.
Mars Food on June 17 announced its decision to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, but details are still being determined.
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%.
A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.
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.
A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.
Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.
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.
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.