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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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.
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.
Lonnie Mae Ford
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.
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.
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.
A three-vehicle wreck at one of Greenville’s busiest intersections sent six people, including four children, to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
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.