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African-American novelist James Baldwin eloquently said, “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”
Not just words, but a charge Baldwin gave.
BAY SPRINGS — The Greenville Christian School girls basketball team defeated Hebron Christian 71-35 Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the MAIS Class 2A State Basketball Tournament at Sylva-Bay Academy.
The Lady Saints jumped out to a 38-20 halftime lead and never let up.
BAY SPRINGS —The Lady Saints are one game away from winning their first state championship in the more than 45 years they have been playing basketball.
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In observance of President’s Day on Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
An investigation into the fire that destroyed the Gamble Brothers & Archer Clinic this weekend is underway. However, heavy rainfall in the region could impact the development of the investigation.
“The excess rain has impeded the progress of the investigation,” Greenville Fire Department Chief Ruben Brown said Monday afternoon.
Old Man River has reached its peak this week and is already on the decline.
Mississippi Levee Board Chief Engineer Peter Nimrod said the Mississippi River on the Greenville gauge crested at 50 feet Monday — two feet higher than flood stage — and stayed steady throughout the day.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to increase the salary of the county coroner.
County Coroner Methel Johnson requested her monthly salary be increased from $900 per month to $1,250 per month, bringing her annual total to $15,000.
Downtown Greenville received significant damage after early Saturday morning’s storms that blew through the area.
Both Mayor Errick Simmons and Gov. Phil Bryant on Saturday declared a state of emergency for the City of Greenville as a result of the storm damages.
Four days after his father died, Daric Campbell Jr. sat in the office at O’Bannon High School and waited to meet his new football coach.
Football has always been important to Daric, 16, and these days it is more important than ever.
Eugene Jones Jr.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
During a third quarter timeout Friday night, the musical selection that blared from the PA system summed it up best. The Jackson Five’s classic ABC 123 epitomized the ease with which the Greenville Christian Lady Saints disposed of the Porter’s Chapel Lady Eagles 86-42.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Rosetta Edwards, 81, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Pilgrim Rest, with the Rev. Mark Hines officiating. She died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) drives against Kentucky guard Tyler Herro (14) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 71-52. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Ross Dye Jr.
CLEVELAND — Funeral services for Ross L. “Kool Laid” Dye Jr., 31, of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. Paul MB Church, Cleveland. He died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Georgia head coach Tom Crean yells at his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Gainesville, Fla. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP)