As he was finishing his last few days at St. Joseph Catholic Church, a pile of thank you letters sat on Father Bill Henry’s desk Thursday. He read one out aloud.
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“Finish the pumps — that’s the number one objective right now,” David Cochran Jr., the newly elected Washington County Commissioner of the Mississippi Levee Board, said.
Tuesday’s election brought out nearly 2,000 Washington County voters, 1,978 to be exact.
Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, both the Greenville and Leland public pools will be closed this summer.
Canopy Children’s Solutions LINK program is partnering with Weddington Elementary to host a giveaway event to promote physical and mental wellness and self-care
Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) is offering a helping hand to Mississippi families this summer. LINK, a Canopy solution, is hosting a statewide Activity Bag Giveaway event to reach families in local communities.
On Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to work with the Greenville Historic Preservation committee in the relocation of the Confederate statue on the Washington County Courthouse grounds to another county site at the expense of the county.
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.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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.
A local man has died after being shot several times early this morning.
At 2:36 a.m., officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of John Street in reference to shots fired in the area.
HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for James Cotton, 58, of Hollandale, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at New Hope MB Church, Hollandale, with the Rev. Charles Cotton officiating. He died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Greenville. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.
Washington School's Hannah Ashley receives educational scholarship from Mississippi Tennis AssociationBy DAVID W. HEALY,
Washington School’s Hannah Ashley was recently awarded one of two educational scholarships given each year by the Mississippi Tennis Association. Hannah earned the scholarship not just for her excellent grades in the classroom, but also for her service in the community.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Mario Applewhite, 31, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.