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.
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Greenville City Council Member Bill Boykin, who suffered a stroke in March, has presented the Greenville City Council with a letter announcing his intention to resign his position.
Ward 3 has not had representation on the council as Boykin has been unable to attend meetings since the stroke.
About $67,000,000 in Paycheck Protection Programs loans were distributed in the last three months in Washington County.
Greenville saw just more than $57 million of the total, Hollandale had about $3 million and Leland had about $6.8 million.
It is 9 o’clock in the morning on Friday, July 10, and, right now, I am not optimistic we will have high school sports this fall.
INDIANOLA —Funeral Services for Myron Keith Harris, 67, of Indianola, will be Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Indianola with the Rev. Melvin Matthews offciating.
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.
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.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangement are pending for Eva Faye Robinson, 75, of Greenville. She died June 13, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center. Harris funeral home is charge of arrangements.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Maple Wright, 81, of Indianola, were held Wednesday, July 8, at Indianola City Cemetery. She died June 28, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services were under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.
A man was found dead on the highway this weekend after being run over by multiple vehicles.
At 3:15 a.m. Saturday, July 13, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to 1800 Highway 82 West, where they found a black male laying in the highway.
One man died and another is in critical condition after a dispute Friday morning turned violent.
At 9:10 a.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Dent Street in reference to a shot person.
Crazy Horse — a name that carries with it more than mere fame, but actual pride and a historical significance.
To unpack that historical significance will be Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. along with author William Matson, who together, authored, “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy.”
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Heather Marie Van Norman, to Matthew Ryan Miles, son of Ms. Cindy Parker Boyles, of Greenville, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry E. Miles Jr., of Ridgeland.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Fredrick Shannon, 79, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Matthew AME, with the Rev. Dr. William A. Brown officiating. He died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
After his girls basketball team won all of its games last week at the Hattiesburg Holiday Tournament, Greenville girls basketball coach did some research and found out his hunch was right.
Off to a perfect 17-0 start, Lampkin’s Honeybees are off to the best ever start in program history.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral arrangements for Hildry Dewayne Phillips, 47, of Memphis, Tennessee, and formerly of Drew, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. He died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Baptist East Hospital, Memphis.
President Donald Trump's pick to be United Nations ambassador once hosted a panel on unfounded conspiracy theories that Islamic fundamentalists are secretly trying to destroy America by changing the country's institutions and culture and imposing Sharia law.