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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JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home.
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.
Ever since Eli Fratesi, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, put on a Washington School uniform, he has always played with a fearless mentality.
“Even as an eighth grader, he was never scared, and the moment was never too big for him,” Washington School coach Hunter Palasini said.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Betty Belton, 68, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Washington County area schools are taking initiatives to make sure students don’t lose significant academic momentum as public schools throughout the state have been ordered to remain closed until April 17.
AVON — Johnny Bley has spent his career teaching young athletes how to play sports.
Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.
The Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Greenville City Shop on 502 Mill Rd. This free event is sponsored by the Washington County Board of Supervisors and will be held rain or shine.
Young female writers from all over Washington County will converge in Greenville this May for Girls Write the World’s annual Writers’ Retreat. This year’s retreat theme, “If I Dare to be Powerful” will feature poetry writing classes and empowerment workshops designed to foster creativity and confidence in young women.
At the Washington Washington County Board of Supervisors’ first meeting of the new year, both the county engineer and county attorney were replaced after a motion was made by the board’s newest addition, Mala Brooks.
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.
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.”
A three-vehicle wreck at one of Greenville’s busiest intersections sent six people, including four children, to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
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