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Of all the illnesses that have spread in my lifetime, COVID-19 wins the most confusing award.
People have been receiving mixed messages from the very beginning of this pandemic and the madness still continues.
Sitting on my barstool at The Rack & Cue Monday evening after a grueling day of work at the Delta Democrat-Times, I was pondering what I would write for a column for our next edition.
Then a buddy of mine tapped me on the shoulder and pointed at a man playing billiards behind me.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) have the exact same decision to make about whether or not high school sports should be played this fall.
But, it is almost bewildering to think that they could each reach a different conclusion.
GREENVILLE — Memorial services for Edith Diann Morgan (Diann), 65, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Greenville Christian School’s Marlon Palmer has already accomplished a great deal in his first two years playing high school football, but this upcoming season he is hoping to take his game to an even more elite level.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Shirley Wade, 65, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Oaklawn Cemetery. She died Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
CLARKSDALE — Funeral arrangements for Arthur Joe Moore, 47, of Clarksdale, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Wednesday, July 8, 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.
Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening.
The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.
A man died while swimming Monday at a boat ramp along the levee front.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said a 23-year-old black male drowned while swimming at a boat ramp along the levee front at Lake Ferguson.
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.
Friends and relatives of Lakwanya Denise Titus and Timothy Lee Davis are invited to their wedding at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Greater Mt. Moriah MB Church, Greenville.
The bride-elect, Lakwanya Titus, is the daughter of Ruth Starkey and granddaughter of the late Gertrude W. Titus and the late Erma Dotson Sanders.
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.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
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.