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MEMPHIS — Dr. Barry Elmo Gerald, of Memphis, passed away peacefully, at home surrounded by family, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. He was 85.
Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.
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.
At the Washington Washington County Board of Supervisors’ first meeting of the new year, both the county engineer and county attorney were replaced after a motion was made by the board’s newest addition, Mala Brooks.
Local police are investigating the death of man found inside a manhole in downtown Greenville this morning.
At about 11:30 a.m. today, officers with the Greenville Police Department went to the 800 block of Washington Avenue in reference to a possible body found inside a manhole after receiving a call from a concerned local resident.
While a swearing-in of three council members is scheduled for noon Monday at City Hall, a petition to contest the Dec. 9 city election results for the Ward 1 Council Member seat was filed on Friday, Dec. 27.
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.
Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.
The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change.
Surface work remains to be completed
Reed Road has been experiencing significant updates since January and is a head of schedule, Mark Hooker, Washington County engineer told the board of supervisors Monday.