The Delta Democrat-Times editorial staff took home numerous awards at the most recent Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Mississippi Press Association for the 2019 contest year.
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Tommye Lee King
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.
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.
Work won’t be starting anytime soon on the Anse Dees Highway 82 Greenville Bypass, but it will happen sooner than a normal project of this type.
Delta Regional Medical Center has established a COVID-19 Results Line for anyone who has been tested at a DRMC location. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the number is 662-379-0434.
DRMC is also holding free COVID-19 testing in the hospital's ER parking lot. Testing is performed from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Delta Center Stage is postponing its planned summer opening to the week of July 16-19.
The opening was set for this week.
“We are pushing the dates back a few weeks as a safety issue,” said Delta Center Stage Executive Director Tim Bixler.
GREENVILLE — Visitation for Vernessa Williams, 47, of Greenville, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
As the sports editor of the Delta Democrat-Times, I spend half of my time with white people and half of my time with black people.
My life has not really changed much in the last few weeks, when I go around town and interact with people. I try, yet fail at times, to treat everyone I meet with respect and kindness.
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.
Break out your beads and get in your last bites of king cake -- Mardi Gras is nigh.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Idella W. Miles, 93, of Greenville, are pending with Bays Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Clinton Healthcare Center, Clinton.
No. 7 Tennessee (24-3, 12-2) vs. Mississippi (19-8, 9-5)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST