The Greenville Public School District board of trustees is moving forward with the development of a reopening plan for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
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The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 680 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths as a result of the virus in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The state’s total number of coronavirus cases is 27,067 and there have been 1,056 deaths in total.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
St. Joseph Catholic School’s annual muffuletta sale will not be stopped by COVID-19.
The sandwich fundraiser benefitting the school’s athletic department usually takes place in the spring, but this year’s will take place Monday, July 9.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
On Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to work with the Greenville Historic Preservation committee in the relocation of the Confederate statue on the Washington County Courthouse grounds to another county site at the expense of the county.
In 2001 the citizens of the State of Mississippi adopted the current flag in a landslide state referendum. While the vote was essentially a referendum to adopt a new flag, it was actually to correct a legislative oversight in the constitution of 1906.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted this week 4-1 to enter into an agreement for removal of the confederate soldier’s memorial from the lawn of the Washington County Courthouse in the same month it was placed 111 years prior.
Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) moves the ball past Stanford forward Maya Dodson (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon won 88-48. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Kentucky's Ashton Hagans, right, passes around South Carolina's Tre Campbell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A federal trial has started for a former certified public accountant facing tax-related charges in Mississippi.
News outlets reported the trial of 73-year-old Carl Nicholson started Monday in Hattiesburg.
Mississippi State guard Jazzmun Holmes (10) looks for a shot while surrounded by LSU players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Clarke had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, and No. 1 Gonzaga extended the nation's longest winning streak to 19 games, thumping Pacific 86-66 on Thursday night.
Rui Hachimura added 27 points and Zach Norvell Jr. scored 12 for the Bulldogs (28-2, 15-0 West Coast Conference).