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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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.
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.
If you didn’t get a chance to pick up Sunday’s edition of the Delta Democrat-Times, you should. The front page story was about one local church family’s unique way of wishing one of their members a happy birthday. Lizzie Mae Baugh wasn’t just having another birthday, she had turned 100 years old, an absolutely incredible feat for anyone.
It may not be as prestigious as the Ryder Cup, but the 2020 Muni-Cup is coming back to the Greenville Municipal Golf Course on March 21 and March 22, and golfers competing in the annual event are sure to have a whole lot of fun.
I have the utmost respect for bulldogs. They are fine canines. Despite their gloomy mugs, bulldogs are, in fact, one of the most amiable breeds of dogs.
While Bulldogs are usually laid back, don’t tease them too much. When you get on their bad side, they are a force to be reckoned with.
One day, hopefully soon, when this coronavirus pandemic is over, and we return to our new normal, I hope we remember just how valuable those people are in our community who are still working to provide us with our daily needs.
As the world addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Commission is taking precautions to keep the community safe.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
Eugene Jones Jr.
Paul Lacoste Sports has been in Greenville this summer giving people more than the average full-body workout.
One man is dead after breaking into a home early this morning and shooting at the three people inside, including a minor.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received the call about the shooting at 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street.
Della Mae “Bessie” McKnight
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
A teenager has been arrested and charged for a shooting this week that injured a man at a local store.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 18-year-old Romeo Hurt, of Greenville, was identified as the suspect who shot into a store in the 900 block of St. Charles Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Walter Howard Sr.
Greenville - Funeral services for Walter Howard Sr., 94, of Greenville, will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenville, Saturday April 27 at 10 a.m. Father Tom Mulley will be officiating. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville and 6-7 p.m. at Rosary.