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.
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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.
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Tate Reeves issued a statewide shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 5 p.m. Friday and ending 8 a.m. April 20.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Erica Waites, 42, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Oaklawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Frank Hall officiating. She died Monday, March 16, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
Due to the coronavirus, pastors and clergymen throughout Washington County have been unable to provide face-to-face spiritual leadership to members of their flock.
The City of Greenville and Washington County has plans to lend its support in helping to maintain the upkeep of sites in its local Greenville Public School District.
At their regular Tuesday meeting last week, the Greenville Public School District board of trustees voted unanimously to approve appraisal agreements with Keys Claims Consultants, LLC and a public adjuster agreement with Adam Posan.
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.
Walter Howard Sr.
Greenville - Funeral services for Walter Howard Sr., 94, of Greenville, will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenville, Saturday April 27 at 10 a.m. Father Tom Mulley will be officiating. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville and 6-7 p.m. at Rosary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Investigation points toward domestic violence in murder, suicide
Domestic violince appears to be the motive of a husband, 54, shooting his wife, 49, and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Greenville Police Department.
A 64 year-old black male was shot Saturday night in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville. Just before 11 p.m. the Greenville Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shot person, whose name is being held pending family notification.