The Greenville Public School District board of trustees is moving forward with the development of a reopening plan for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
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The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
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.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
Work won’t be starting anytime soon on the Anse Dees Highway 82 Greenville Bypass, but it will happen sooner than a normal project of this type.
A Black Lives Matter protest initially planned for Saturday afternoon will instead take on the form of a virtual protest organized by Laderrius Barksdale scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday on Facebook Live.
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.
The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.
The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.
The St. Joseph Fighting Irish have recently placed a beautiful 20-foot statue of Jesus Christ right in front of their football field.
The statue is a replica of the “Word of Life” mural on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The mural is more popularly known as Touchdown Jesus.
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.
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 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.
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.
Anson Sheldon III
LELAND- After a valiant surge to take the lead in a low scoring game, the Leland Cubs ran out of gas in the final quarter to fall 37-35 to the Coahoma County Panthers Tuesday night. Panthers senior guards Bentavious Galmore and Trumaine Jones led a fourth quarter charge where they out scored the Cubs 11-9.
Highway 465 in Warren and Issaquena County is seen closed on the south end due to the rising flood waters north of Vicksburg, Miss., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
James Malone Jr.
Greenville - Rhonda Gail Gary, 49, of Greenville, MS passed away at her home on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born to Charles Odle and Robbie Beaty on July 29th, 1970.