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Almost everywhere you go now, stores and restaurants are displaying signs that read something along the lines of not being able to give change due to a nation-wide coin shortage.
Tommye Lee King
As this would usually be the time of year dragon boat racers would be readying for the highly anticipated Delta Dragon Boat Race, the steering committee for the race made the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s event.
ROLLING FORK — Funeral arrangements for Fannie M. Waller, 70, of Rolling Fork, are pending with Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. She died Monday, June 22, 2020, at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital, Rolling Fork.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Zellena C. Pernell, 91, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Legacy Manor Nursing Home, Greenville.
Delta Center Stage’s next performance is set for July 16-19.
After COVID-19-related delays to the planned season, DCS is opening with multiple precautions and changes in normal practices.
The precautions include:
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Aretha Neal, 75 of Cleveland ,are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
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.
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.
A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.
At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department are searching for the person who shot a man in the face and left him to die.
At 6:21 a.m. this morning, police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Theobald Street, where they found a 20-year-old black male with blood on his face.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Devonte Patterson had 20 points and 13 rebounds as Prairie View won its seventh consecutive home game, defeating Mississippi Valley State 69-63 on Saturday.
During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Greenville City Council voted unanimously to add estimated budget cuts of various departments to its furloughs and cost saving measures order.
Emily Louise Geary Newman
The Greenville Christian Saints (4-5) football team finished its regular season on a winning note as they beat the Glenbrook Apaches 55-13 in a nonconference game Thursday night. Glenbrook falls to 6-3.