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.
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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.
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.
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The Office of the Mayor recently announced they learned a City Hall employee in the planning department has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the water department and the planning department will be closed today, Monday, July 13, from 1-5 p.m. for deep cleaning and sanitizing by a private contractor.
The drama of attempting to put on a drama continues as Delta Center Stage is once again forced to postpone production of this week’s collection of short plays.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves cited Washington County as one of 13 counties in the state requiring stricter social distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The resignation of Ward 3 Councilman Bill Boykin has opened the door to applications for his former seat.
Boykin’s resignation was officially accepted during the July 15 special call meeting of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons and the Greenville City Council.
St. Joseph Catholic School’s annual muffuletta sale will not be stopped by COVID-19 this week.
The sandwich fundraiser benefitting the school’s athletic department usually takes place in the spring, but this year’s was postponed.
It’s the middle of summer, and the scorching outdoor temperatures are a sure reminder of that.
Over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region, including Washington County.
Although the heat advisory is over as of today, the temperatures outside are still dangerously hot.
St. Joseph Catholic School senior Trey Benson did not want his high school career to end Friday night, and in the second half he and his teammates made the plays to make sure it continued.
Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.
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.
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.
Three men have been arrested for a shooting that took place early this month that hospitalized two people.
Friends and relatives of Lakwanya Denise Titus and Timothy Lee Davis are invited to their wedding at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Greater Mt. Moriah MB Church, Greenville.
The bride-elect, Lakwanya Titus, is the daughter of Ruth Starkey and granddaughter of the late Gertrude W. Titus and the late Erma Dotson Sanders.
A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.
At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department are searching for the person who shot a man in the face and left him to die.
At 6:21 a.m. this morning, police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Theobald Street, where they found a 20-year-old black male with blood on his face.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.