Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.
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Greenville City Council Member Bill Boykin, who suffered a stroke in March, has presented the Greenville City Council with a letter announcing his intention to resign his position.
Ward 3 has not had representation on the council as Boykin has been unable to attend meetings since the stroke.
About $67,000,000 in Paycheck Protection Programs loans were distributed in the last three months in Washington County.
Greenville saw just more than $57 million of the total, Hollandale had about $3 million and Leland had about $6.8 million.
It is 9 o’clock in the morning on Friday, July 10, and, right now, I am not optimistic we will have high school sports this fall.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Sharon Banks Henry, 51, of Greenville, will be at 3 p.m Saturday, July 11, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with the Rev. Orlando Franklin officiating. She passed away July 5, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Mary Catherine Diamond, 71, of Greenville, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, at Lighthouse Church in Greenville with Brother Jonathan Toler and Brother David Vaughn officiating. Visiting hours will be 6 - 9 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2020.
INDIANOLA —Funeral Services for Delia Brinston, 77, of Sunflower, will be Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter MB Church Cemetery in Sunflower with the Rev. Jimmy Barnett.
Visitation will preceed the service Friday, June 19, from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. at Byas Funeral Home.
RULEVILLE — Funeral services for James E. “King” Foster, 46, of Chicago, formerly of Ruleville will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020 at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home Chapel. He died May 30, 2020 at home. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Ruleville under the direction of the T. L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
CLEVELAND — Funeral Services for Willie Lee “Main” Birge Jr., 74, of Chicago and formerly of Merigold, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Calvary Cemetery in Renova under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home Cleveland. He died June 10, 2020 at his residence.
A three-vehicle wreck at one of Greenville’s busiest intersections sent six people, including four children, to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
A teenager has been arrested and charged for a shooting this week that injured a man at a local store.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 18-year-old Romeo Hurt, of Greenville, was identified as the suspect who shot into a store in the 900 block of St. Charles Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.
The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.
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.