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 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.
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Tate Reeves issued a statewide shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 5 p.m. Friday and ending 8 a.m. April 20.
This is my first week back in my office at the Delta Democrat-Times in over two weeks, and I wasn’t on vacation.
On March 13, I had a normal Friday at work and even when 5 p.m. came, I was excited for the weekend.
Ida Mae Benson
Anyone wondering if COVID-19 may be in Washington County no longer has to contemplate.
During a special meeting of the city council on Friday, Delta Regional Medical Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Corkern announced to the council and those in attendance Washington County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Charles Bowman, 67, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville. He died Saturday, March 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
The Greenville Arts Council tonight is hosting their second of three Cocktails at the Carousel events taking this summer.
The public is invited to head over to E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, 323 S. Main St., from 5-7 p.m. tonight.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump was able to win the White House in 2016 despite being the least liked major party nominee in history. Today, more people continue to dislike than like Trump.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Leroy McDavis, 79, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at his home.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top-ranking Jackson firefighter has been shot while lying in bed inside his house.
Jackson police say Division Chief Craig Odems was shot just after midnight on Monday morning.