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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The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”
The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.
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.
Carl Mangrum Sr.
GREENVILLE — Carl Fred Mangrum Sr., 70, of Greenville, died Tuesday March 3, 2020, at his home. Services for Mr. Mangrum were Sunday, March 8, at Deer Creek Baptist Church, Rolling Fork, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.
STARKVILLE – Based on the latest developments and potential impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday the suspension of regular-season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses, as well as SEC championship events, until March 30.
INDIANOLA — Funeral services for Archie Burnette, 56, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Mount Beulah MB Church, Indianola, with the Rev. Adoris Turner officiating. He died Saturday, March 7, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Peggy Neal, 66, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a teenager who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Sixteen-year-old Kamrone Lee, of Greenville, has been reported as missing since July 11.
Lee is described as a 5’9”, 110-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes.
Surface work remains to be completed
Reed Road has been experiencing significant updates since January and is a head of schedule, Mark Hooker, Washington County engineer told the board of supervisors Monday.
LELAND — The Leland Department is seeking the public’s help to find and arrest 27-year-old Indianola resident Latarius Howard.
Leland Police Department Assistant Police Chief Marcus Davis said Howard has outstanding warrants for possession of a controlled substance and weapon possession by a felon.
Johnny Malone Sr.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Johnny “Josh” Malone Sr, 72, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Texas.
Jack Wilson Sr.
Metcalfe – Funeral services for Jack Wilson Sr., 49, of Metcalfe, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Erica Waites, 42, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Oaklawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Frank Hall officiating. She died Monday, March 16, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.