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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.
In the 1970s, the Robertson Plumbing fastpitch softball team was a dynasty. Under coach Gene Angel, the Greenville team won four straight state championships between 1971 and 1975.
The team featured many talented former high school and college baseball players and even had former major league baseball player Bobby Etheridge on it.
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.
Despite having empty beds, Delta Regional Medical Center is still experiencing shortage problems.
While the Coronavirus is a massive problem in and of itself, DRMC is facing a “staffing crisis” with the number of nurses decreasing, according to hospital CEO Scott Christensen.
Leland resident Billy Johnson has been gardening nearly his entire life. He first started gardening at the age of 7, under the helpful eye of his grandfather, Billy Condon. Johnson said he believes Leland has some of the most fertile soil in the world and the city once had a large community of gardeners.
Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.
The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.
Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Mavis Johnson, 54, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for James H. Perkins, 62, of Greenville and formerly of Leland, were held Saturday, July 4, at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Leland. He passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home. Services were under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
A bond has been issued for Nikolas Hampton, who was arrested and charged last week for kidnapping two children.
The bond of $250,000 was issued Monday by Judge Michael Prewitt.
After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, 23-year-old Hampton was arrested later that morning.
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.
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.
A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.
A man died while swimming Monday at a boat ramp along the levee front.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said a 23-year-old black male drowned while swimming at a boat ramp along the levee front at Lake Ferguson.
A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.
Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.