There was a meeting of the minds Tuesday to discuss how the goals of increased enrollment at Mississippi Valley State University, a strong work force in Washington County and greater access to educational opportunities could be achieved with the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC) serving as the catalyst for reaching those goals.
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GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Darrell “Drew” Rexrode, 21, of Greenville, were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
LELAND — Two Greenwood residents were arrested earlier this week for trying to breaking into a Leland storage center.
Monday afternoon, Washington County Sheriff Deputy Adam Auger spotted suspicious activity at 82 Mini Storage and notified the Leland Police Department.
ARCOLA — Funeral services for Natasha Edwards, 37, of Arcola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mount Horeb MB Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Ricky Vassar officiating. She died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Greenville. Services are under the direction of Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral arrangements for Errol Marque Holt, 40, Memphis, Tennessee, and formerly of Greenville, are pending with Bush Funeral Services, Leland. He passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis.
GRENADA — Funeral arrangements for Debra Gaines, of Grenada, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Jennett Imogene Cooper, 96, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at her home.
LELAND — The Leland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Cocktails and Candy Canes, a festive shopping event which will be held in the 100 block of East Third Street in Historic Downtown Leland, Friday, Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m.
Mid-Delta Regional Airport director Sam Washington appeared before Greenville City Council last week to discuss specialized airport software related to maintenance and inspection of the airfield.
It’s almost time to vote.
Polls will open at 7 a.m., and residents have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to get out and cast their vote for several state and county positions in the county and general election.
Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A utility giant will pay a $5 million penalty in the wake of a scandal over the use of paid, phony supporters for a new $210 million gas fired power plant, but it will also be allowed to go ahead with construction of the plant, the New Orleans City Council unanimously decided Thursday.
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.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has added Tyrone Nix to its football staff as a linebackers coach.
The school said Wednesday that Nix is returning for his second stint at the school. He was the Rebels' defensive coordinator from 2008-11 under former coach Houston Nutt.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Mississippi for possessing medical marijuana.
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.
Investigation points toward domestic violence in murder, suicide
Domestic violince appears to be the motive of a husband, 54, shooting his wife, 49, and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Greenville Police Department.
Quality assurance of the 2019 elections is on the minds of Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Election Commission, who have contracted for services to review any errors that may be lurking in the system and address specific concerns.