Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.
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Local students and anyone looking to take an ACT test have a chance to get a practice run in before the real experience.
Despite the rainy weather, several people gathered in downtown Greenville this weekend to show their support for a man who “had a dream.”
The 100 Black Men of the Mississippi Delta held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade Saturday as a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King.
A “hog-killin” time is sure to be had at the upcoming fourth annual Greenville Heritage Rodeo.
The two-day country western inspired event is set to get started at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31 and is being presented by Big Rodeo Project LLC.
While students were out of school Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, education did not stop for youth who attended the MLK Luncheon at Rounds Park.
Ward 4 Councilwoman Lurann Thomas partnered with Fed Ex Ground senior manager Yosheika Ray to organized the luncheon.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for George Richard Hamlin, 90, of Greenville, were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. He passed away peacefully at his home Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
As of Tuesday, there were still many residents of Washington County who were without power. Others had only recently had powered restored.
Officials were still assessing the damage Tuesday, but gathered Monday afternoon to discuss plans.
ROLLING FORK — James L. King, 61, of Rolling Fork, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at River Regional Hospital, Vicksburg. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Adele Walker Memorial Chapel at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.
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METCALFE — Memorial services for Rita Joyce Bradham Mitchem, 60, of Metcalfe, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Restoration Church of God, 1255 S. Main St., Greenville, with Pastor Jay Smith officiating. She died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. She was born Jan. 26, 1959, in Natchez.
On February 5, President Donald Trump will finally get to deliver his State of the Union address after agreeing to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request to hold off on the speech during the 35-day government shutdown.
Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Anthony Smith has been charged with murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
Greenville police officers located Tarus Dandridge, a 41 year-old black male, who was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel and Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson.
Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Missouri, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Starkville, Miss. Missouri won 75-67. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Dante Scott had 27 points as Mississippi Valley State beat Southern 70-59 on Monday night.
Scott hit 11 of 12 free throws. He added nine rebounds.
Gregory Jones-Rollins had 13 points for Mississippi Valley State (5-22, 3-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Emmanuel Ejeh added 14 rebounds.
Greenville - Funeral services for Lee Davis, 68, of Greenville, will be held at Jake’s Chapel Saturday May 11 at 11 a.m. Rev. CW Ray will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday May 10 at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
LELAND — Imani Campbell, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, aspires to be at Mississippi State University this time next year majoring in finance.
Florida guard Andrew Nembhard (2) attempts to score as Georgia forward Amanze Ngumezi (25) blocks him during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Gainesville, Fla. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP)