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.
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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.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eva Faye Robinson, 75, of Greenville, were held Tuesday, July 7, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
“Helping people help themselves,” is the resonating theme of Mississippi Action for Community Education (MACE), Inc.’s mission.
MACE YouthBuild is one of the many ways in which the organization is perpetually carrying out that mission.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Louise Bunton, 81, of Greenville, are pending with Watson, Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Monday, July 13, 2020.
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.
Less than 30% of the students in public schools in Washington County are at a level the State of Mississippi recognizes as proficient or advanced in English language arts and mathematics.
Local police are investigating the death of man found inside a manhole in downtown Greenville this morning.
At about 11:30 a.m. today, officers with the Greenville Police Department went to the 800 block of Washington Avenue in reference to a possible body found inside a manhole after receiving a call from a concerned local resident.
Greenville police are investigating this morning’s break-in at the Sportsman that resulted in several missing handguns.
Assistant Greenville Police Chief Michael Merchant said at 4:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Sportsman, 1511 Highway 1 S., in reference to a business burglary alarm activation.
Several care facilities, establishments and other entities across Washington County are hunkering down in accordance with the federal and state governments’ declarations in light of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
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.
Domestic violence is the motive behind the loss of two lives Tuesday, according the Greenville Police Department investigators.
Robbie Walker-Grossley, 49,was murdered by her husband, Christopher Grossley, 54. After shooting his wife, Christopher Grossley ended his life through suicide.
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.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.