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Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.
The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.
Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.
Get your bids ready, the state tax-forfeited land auction for 300 state-owned properties in Washington County started today.
Mayor Errick Simmons welcomed Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday in preparation for the state tax-forfeited land auction, which began at 8 a.m. today.
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A teenager was handed a half million dollar bond this week after his arrest for the murder of a man who was found dead in his home after a house fire.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department arrested 17-year-old Augusta Stribling on Friday and charged him with capital murder for the death of Charles Bowman.
The 2019 St. Joseph Homecoming Maids are Emma Kate Threet, from left, Avery Cole, Cha'Koriea Holmes, Mary Michael Mahlitc, Ashanti Brown, Skyler Triplett, Skylar Harden, Morgan Powers, and Lori Ann Hughes. St. Joseph plays Bayou Academy at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, for their Homecoming.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.