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Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) executive director Laura Howell shared with members some upcoming productions to look forward to as well as educational opportunities the center offers during Thursday’s Greenville Rotary Club meeting.
Members of The Progressive Art and Civic Club of Greenville meet in preparation of their annual Lizzie W. Coleman Day Program. The third Sunday in February was designated as Lizzie W. Coleman Day by Mayor Errick Simmons and the City of Greenville. The program will begin 3 p.m. Sunday at Lizzie W. Coleman Middle School Auditorium 400 Dr.
One third of the O’Bannon Greenwaves boys’ basketball team played their final home game on Friday night. Kaylon Swilley, Octavia Wilson, Zion Jessie, Curtis Austin, Javorious Jackson and Kentarious Castion exit the program leaving a legacy that will either have the faithful saying, “what if” or “they put it together just at the right time.”
Ernest Stone IV
The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to increase the salary of the county coroner.
County Coroner Methel Johnson requested her monthly salary be increased from $900 per month to $1,250 per month, bringing her annual total to $15,000.
Famous for his sculpture work of public monuments and portrait busts, William “Bill” Beckwith is making his way back home to the Queen City for one night.
The Greenville Arts Council will host an evening with Beckwith, where he will present a slideshow of his work and discuss his journey of becoming a successful sculptor.
Reno and Xinon, two German Shepherd-Belgian Malinois mixes who joined the Washington County Sheriff’s Department last year as explosive detecting canines, have already helped serve the greater community.
The City of Greenville’s annual amnesty period is underway.
This means those with outstanding warrants due to misdemeanors, failure to report to work center, failure to pay citations and failure to appear in court have an opportunity to pay back fines and get warrants and other penalties voided.
Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.
A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening.
The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.