I have the utmost respect for educators as it is a career I never want to be in. Teachers, without a doubt, don’t get the credit they deserve. Not only do they sit with a class full of children who come from various backgrounds to teach them the same lessons, they also deal with the constant pressures of district and state testing.
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STONEVILLE — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Stoneville Area Office is hosting its 43rd annual African American History Program beginning at 11 a.m. Friday in the conference room of the Charles W. Capps Entrepreneurial Center in Stoneville.
BAY SPRINGS — Donnie Smith may be just a freshman, but he is already stepping up big on the biggest stage for the St. Joseph Catholic School boys basketball team.
Whatever you do, don’t feed the plant!
Less than a week away from opening night, “Little Shop of Horrors” presented by Delta Center Stage (DCS) is set to debut at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Jake and Freda Stein Hall at E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, 323 S. Main St.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Mark L. Winters, 43, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Brandon Byron Lofton, 53, of Greenville, are pending with Brown-McCullum and Lewis Mortuary Services, Leland. He died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Viewing will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Yolanda Moore, 40, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola.
CHICAGO — Calvin Wayne Wilkins, 61, of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at AMITA Health Adventist Health Care, Chicago. Calvin, originally from Greenville, was born Aug. 14, 1958.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
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.
Hope Forti says her husband was many things -- but most importantly, a father.
GREENVILLE — Linda Ann Ware, 72, homemaker, of Greenville, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at her home. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 1, at Mortimer Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following. Interment was at Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A grand jury in Mississippi has cleared sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a man last year.
News outlets reported a grand jury found Harrison County sheriff's deputies acted appropriately when they shot and killed Ernie Joseph Lizana in Gulfport on Feb. 5, 2018.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Mary M. Haynes, 91, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Mississippi Care Center.
Delta Workforce Development Area and Warren Washington Issaquena Sharkey Community Action Agency (WWISCAA) is hosting a celebration for their graduates at 6 p.m. tonight at the Washington County Convention Center.