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.
Work won’t be starting anytime soon on the Anse Dees Highway 82 Greenville Bypass, but it will happen sooner than a normal project of this type.
There are a few reasons every person in Mississippi lives within 30 minutes of a four-lane highway.
One of those reason is a former Greenville resident, Anse Dees.
CLEVELAND — Funeral services for Louis Britton, 73, of Doddsville will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at New Hope Cemetery in Blaine under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home in Cleveland. He died June 6, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
The finished overpasses have sat uncompleted on the outskirts of Greenville for years.
There’s grass on the never-paved road beds, but there are ruts from trespassers who have used what would be the highway to bypass Greenville as a playground for off-road vehicles.
With three straight state championships in football and another this year in basketball, St. Joseph Catholic School athletics represent the gold standard in achievement. The class of 2020 has easily become the most accomplished on the field of play in the school’s history.
INDIANOLA — Funeral services for Katie Lue Young, 48, of Indianola will be Saturday June 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Garden in Indianola officiated by the Rev. Larry Green. She died June 11, 2020.
One man is dead after breaking into a home early this morning and shooting at the three people inside, including a minor.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received the call about the shooting at 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
St. Joseph Catholic School senior Trey Benson did not want his high school career to end Friday night, and in the second half he and his teammates made the plays to make sure it continued.
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.
Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.
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.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.
The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change.
Washington County resident and Washington School graduate Jackson Saulter, 19, died after a tree fell on his home as a result of severe storm winds that pushed through the region late Wednesday night.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said they received the call at approximately 11 p.m.