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INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Eric Edwards, 11, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for L.C. Clayton, 75, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. John Ware officiating. He died Monday, June 1, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
As many as 25 city employees will be furloughed for up to 120 days starting June 1.
Greenville City Council took the action to cut costs in the wake expected sales tax revenue shortfalls due to shut-downs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the statewide Safer-at-Home order has been tweaked to allow more business openings, Greenville is still under a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.
All other guidelines allowed in the new statewide order will be followed.
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.
I have stayed fairly tight-lipped with most people on my opinion on the COVID-19 pandemic, and I will continue to do so.
When there is a plethora of people, especially on social media, aggressively stating their opinions, the idea of sharing one’s thoughts feels like encroaching dangerous waters.
As of Friday afternoon, there were 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths as a result of the virus in Washington County, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH).
LELAND — The Leland Department is seeking the public’s help to find and arrest 27-year-old Indianola resident Latarius Howard.
Leland Police Department Assistant Police Chief Marcus Davis said Howard has outstanding warrants for possession of a controlled substance and weapon possession by a felon.
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.
Gun shots claimed the life of Joe Sykes, 64, of Greenville, Saturday evening in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place.
A local man has died after being shot several times early this morning.
At 2:36 a.m., officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of John Street in reference to shots fired in the area.
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.