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Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of articles concerning the county’s spending on infrastructure and other projects led by IMS Engineers.
Get your bids ready, the state tax-forfeited land auction for 300 state-owned properties in Washington County started today.
Mayor Errick Simmons welcomed Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday in preparation for the state tax-forfeited land auction, which began at 8 a.m. today.
JACKSON — On Aug. 3, Greenville Renaissance Scholars of Greenville has been awarded a $4,300 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2020-2021 and will be used to host Camp Renaissance 2021.
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GREENVILLE — Mavis Johnson, 54, of Greenville, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3:15 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
Hollandale native Marcus Lloyd, 48, was killed Friday afternoon as a result of what appeared to be an accident involving county road equipment on Frazier Road near Kennedy Flat Road.
Details surrounding the incident are still being gathered, per the Washington County Sheriff’s Department who is in charge of the investigation.
LELAND — Services for Roger Clinton Adams, 59, of Leland, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Glendale Baptist Church. He died Friday, July 17, 2020, at his residence. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.
He was born Aug. 19, 1960, in Indiana.
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.
Three men have been arrested for a shooting that took place early this month that hospitalized two people.
The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.
“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30.
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.
Another drama-filled and talent-studded production is coming to the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center — “Loving Mr. Wrong.”
The stage play will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
Crazy Horse — a name that carries with it more than mere fame, but actual pride and a historical significance.
To unpack that historical significance will be Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. along with author William Matson, who together, authored, “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy.”
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Luther L. Miller, 71, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
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AVON — It was not easy for Johnny Williams III playing football last season for the Riverside High School varsity football team.
Delta Regional Medical Center has established a COVID-19 Results Line for anyone who has been tested at a DRMC location. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the number is 662-379-0434.
DRMC is also holding free COVID-19 testing in the hospital's ER parking lot. Testing is performed from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.