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Greenville school board had to make tough decision


The Greenville Public School board had to make this decision.

Once they decided a few weeks back that children at their schools would not be allowed to attend in-person algebra or biology classes because of COVID-19, there was no way they could, with a straight face, allow their children to be on the football field.

Nathaniel Chew Jr.

Nathaniel Chew Jr.

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Nathaniel Chew Jr., 69, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.

Delois Collins-Williams

Delois Collins-Williams

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Delois Collins-Williams, 65, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Annie Hill officiating. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Dessoree Briscoe

Dessoree Briscoe

HOLLANDALE — Graveside services for Dessoree Briscoe, 52, of Hollandale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Section 16 Cemetery. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.

Plans underway for 2 out of 40 closed county bridges


County engineers are in the process of assembling a plan for all bridges currently closed in Washington County for submission to the Office of State Aid Road Construction’s (OSARC) state aid projects.

The Washington County Board of Supervisors were informed of the plan at their regular Monday meeting.


Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied


Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.


Mr. and Mrs. James K. Richards, of Boca Raton, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Kimberly Richards, to Peyton Lynn Childs.


City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October


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. 

Police investigate human remains found on Christmas Day


Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.


Dr. and Mrs. David H. Lee, of Greenville, Mississippi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Ellen Brister Lee, to Kyle P. Mitchell.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lester Adam Shipley, and the late Mr. Lester Adam Shipley, of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harrell Lee, of Greenville.