JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home.
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This is my first week back in my office at the Delta Democrat-Times in over two weeks, and I wasn’t on vacation.
On March 13, I had a normal Friday at work and even when 5 p.m. came, I was excited for the weekend.
Due to the coronavirus, pastors and clergymen throughout Washington County have been unable to provide face-to-face spiritual leadership to members of their flock.
The City of Greenville and Washington County has plans to lend its support in helping to maintain the upkeep of sites in its local Greenville Public School District.
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Over the last four seasons Greenville High School basketball player Jeanee Anderson came to practice each day ready to get better.
Anyone wondering if COVID-19 may be in Washington County no longer has to contemplate.
During a special meeting of the city council on Friday, Delta Regional Medical Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Corkern announced to the council and those in attendance Washington County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
At their regular Monday meeting, Washington County Board of Supervisors President Carl McGee informed the board he and others recently met with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety about bringing a driver’s license exam and renewal station back to Greenville.
The Delta Democrat-Times asked its readers on Facebook how COVID-19 may be affecting them and their thoughts on the matter. This is what they said.
Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.
The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a teenager who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Sixteen-year-old Kamrone Lee, of Greenville, has been reported as missing since July 11.
Lee is described as a 5’9”, 110-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes.
Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.
The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change.
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.”
A three-vehicle wreck at one of Greenville’s busiest intersections sent six people, including four children, to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
As Resurrection Sunday nears and the Easter season approaches, churches and community activities have been scheduled and the public is invited to attend. The following events were submitted to the Delta Democrat Times:
Thursday, April 18