Independence Day this year will be quite different from those in the past with social distancing and the need for protective masks becoming the new normal.
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VICKSBURG — Gilda Fae McCool Shurden Miller died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 84.
She was preceded in death by her immediate family, including her parents, two husbands, and her only two children.
ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Derrick Preshawn Lewis, 48, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating. He died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Memorial services for Clifford Leroy Carrier, 93, of Greenville, will be at 9 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Mississippi State Veterans Home, Jackson.
Changing the state flag of Mississippi was not an issue to be taken lightly, and we don’t believe the members of the legislature have done so.
For years, our state was represented by a talisman including a symbol drawing on a time when the citizens of state chose to leave the nation over the issue of slavery.
As he was finishing his last few days at St. Joseph Catholic Church, a pile of thank you letters sat on Father Bill Henry’s desk Thursday. He read one out aloud.
“Finish the pumps — that’s the number one objective right now,” David Cochran Jr., the newly elected Washington County Commissioner of the Mississippi Levee Board, said.
Tuesday’s election brought out nearly 2,000 Washington County voters, 1,978 to be exact.
Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, both the Greenville and Leland public pools will be closed this summer.
Canopy Children’s Solutions LINK program is partnering with Weddington Elementary to host a giveaway event to promote physical and mental wellness and self-care
Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) is offering a helping hand to Mississippi families this summer. LINK, a Canopy solution, is hosting a statewide Activity Bag Giveaway event to reach families in local communities.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 680 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths as a result of the virus in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The state’s total number of coronavirus cases is 27,067 and there have been 1,056 deaths in total.
SOUTHAVEN — Odis Coy Edwards, 67, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, in his home in Southaven. Coy was originally from Greenville but moved to Southaven with his employer, Texas Gas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Mary Frances Edwards, of Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Our beloved Catherine Williams was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Itta Bena, to the union of the late Willie Son Hall and Rosie McCoy Hall. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Unity Faith Church, Greenville.
The Greenville Public School District Board of Trustees this week voted in approval of certain policy suspensions as they pertain to the extended school year and credit recovery programs.
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.