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.
According to final official reports from the Washington County Circuit Clerk office, 6,521, or 20.43%, of the county’s 31,913 registered voters cast their ballots Tuesday for the United States presidential primaries.
The general election, which will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Greenville residents of Terrace Gardens were shocked to find a sink hole at the intersection of Clover Street and Bermuda Drive on Monday.
Due to the caronavirus crisis, Jeremy Packer, the recently named new head football coach at Simmons High School, has not even met his players yet.
But, he said he is hoping that once he meets them sometime this summer, his players will use the current situation to learn a lesson about life.
Four Emergency Road and Bridge Repair (ERBR) projects were approved at Monday’s regular Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Those projects include Priscilla Road, Bassi Road just north of Leland, Stone Airport Road, Eifling Road as well as a county bridge project on Greer Road.
Local authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one local man dead.
At about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at 517 E. Moore St.
Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a male body inside the home.
FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, file photo shows a new voting machine which prints a paper record on display at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura (21) drives the ball against Pacific's Jeremiah Bailey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Stockton, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Georgia coach Tom Crean shakes hands with Auburn coach Bruce Pearl before the start of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
Britain's royal family has told social media users to show "courtesy, kindness and respect" when interacting with its online posts, after repeated cases of online abuse directed at Duchesses Meghan and Kate.