In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.
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JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home.
The first death from COVID-19 in Washington County was confirmed on Tuesday.
A 76-year old former teacher and poll worker died from effects of the virus on Friday, April 3.
Family members of the deceased said she was initially tested on March 24. She had a slight headache and other symptoms.
This is my first week back in my office at the Delta Democrat-Times in over two weeks, and I wasn’t on vacation.
On March 13, I had a normal Friday at work and even when 5 p.m. came, I was excited for the weekend.
Ida Mae Benson
Anyone wondering if COVID-19 may be in Washington County no longer has to contemplate.
During a special meeting of the city council on Friday, Delta Regional Medical Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Corkern announced to the council and those in attendance Washington County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
The Delta Democrat-Times asked its readers on Facebook how COVID-19 may be affecting them and their thoughts on the matter. This is what they said.
It may have taken a while, but the Leland High School girls basketball team is starting to come together just in time to make a strong run in the postseason.
The Lady Cubs have now won four straight games after defeating Simmons 43-27 in Hollandale Saturday.
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City Council members will be looking to increase fines and jail time for discharging firearms in the city limits.
The House Judiciary Committee announced Monday that it is sending letters seeking information and documents from more than 80 groups, organizations and individuals, as part of its sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign, businesses, transition and administration.
Georgia forwards Derek Ogbeide (34) and Mike Edwards (32) shake hands with Mississippi forward Bruce Stevens (12) and his teammates after an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)