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CLINTON — Graveside services for Elizabeth Garner Atkins, 93, of Clinton, will be at noon Monday, Aug. 10, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Midnight. She died Aug. 3, 2020. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Geraldine McNeal Johnson, 60, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Pastor Joe Hodges officiating. She died July 28, 2020. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
GREENVILLE — Neal “Neely” Grant Wright, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Boone Funeral Home, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements.
I love photography, especially when they are pictures taken by local photographers to show off our beautiful region. This week, local photographer John Keen shared pictures on Facebook he took Monday afternoon at the Greenville Cypress Preserve, but they were not what people expected to see.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 three-vehicle wreck at one of Greenville’s busiest intersections sent six people, including four children, to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.