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STARKVILLE – As Major League Baseball begins the path to the 2020 season, Mississippi State’s baseball program will send 11 to major league camps, including all eight Diamond Dawgs that ended the 2019 season on active rosters.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Sharon Banks Henry, 51, of Greenville, will be at 3 p.m Saturday, July 11, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with the Rev. Orlando Franklin officiating. She passed away July 5, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Heidi Collins, 84, of Greenville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Arbor Walk Nursing Home, Greenville. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
Independence Day this year will be quite different from those in the past with social distancing and the need for protective masks becoming the new normal.
Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.
The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.
The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.
The St. Joseph Fighting Irish have recently placed a beautiful 20-foot statue of Jesus Christ right in front of their football field.
The statue is a replica of the “Word of Life” mural on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The mural is more popularly known as Touchdown Jesus.
Elijah Moore, a former head football coach at Greenville High School and a man who spent more than 60 years coaching and teaching Greenville children, died Tuesday at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
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 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.
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.
The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.
“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30.
Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.
Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.