The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced last week that athletic teams in the state can begin practicing on June 1, and Greenville High School football coach Quintarus McCray said he is excited about the news that allows him and his Hornets to get back to work.
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As of Friday, there were 165 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths as a result of the virus in Washington County, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
There were 418 new cases reported Friday for the state of Mississippi, bringing the total thus far to 14,790. There have been 710 deaths statewide.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Kevin R. Reed, 49, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville, with Bishop Nathaniel Shanali officiating. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Like all restaurants and bars throughout the region, Spectators Pub and Eatery went through lean times once the coronavirus pandemic hit. But, the establishment, located at 139 S. Walnut St., recently opened with many new improvements.
LELAND — Graveside services for Kenny Otho Horton, 82, a long-time resident of Leland, were held Saturday, May 23, at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his home surrounded by family.
GREENVILLE — Kitty Sue Kelly Stephens, 81, of Greenville, passed away from heart failure Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Washington Care Facility, Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Floyd “Pretty Boy” Oswalt, 84, of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, May 24, 2020. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
CLEVELAND — Memorial services for Brenda “Bonnie” Hayes, 55, of Cleveland, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
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.
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 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.
Domestic violence is the motive behind the loss of two lives Tuesday, according the Greenville Police Department investigators.
Robbie Walker-Grossley, 49,was murdered by her husband, Christopher Grossley, 54. After shooting his wife, Christopher Grossley ended his life through suicide.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
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.