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.
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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.
The first death from COVID-19 in Washington County was confirmed on Tuesday.
A 76-year old former teacher and poll worker died from effects of the virus on Friday, April 3.
Family members of the deceased said she was initially tested on March 24. She had a slight headache and other symptoms.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Betty Belton, 68, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Ever since Eli Fratesi, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, put on a Washington School uniform, he has always played with a fearless mentality.
“Even as an eighth grader, he was never scared, and the moment was never too big for him,” Washington School coach Hunter Palasini said.
Washington County area schools are taking initiatives to make sure students don’t lose significant academic momentum as public schools throughout the state have been ordered to remain closed until April 17.
During Western Line School District’s board meeting on Monday, Superintendent Lawrence Hudson highlighted the success of the district’s students at its two elementary schools, O’Bannon and Riverside.
LELAND — There’s only a week left for folks to hop on over to Leland for a day of live music and family fun at the Frog Fest and Highway 61 Blues Festival.
In lieu of this year’s canceled Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival is returning to its home base of Leland.
Two members of the Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) team were honored by the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus at the 2019 Annual Scholarship Banquet. Scott Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, and Sylvia Jackson, Board Member, were each presented with the Community Legend Award for their service to the Delta and comm
Percy Moore Jr.
SHAW — Funeral arrangements for Percy Moore Jr., 73, of Shaw, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2020, at his home.
Kentucky's Ashton Hagans, right, passes around South Carolina's Tre Campbell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
STARKVILLE — Charles “Tuby” Tubertini, 87, formerly of Greenville, passed away at his home in Starkville on Dec. 29, 2019. He was born in Greenville on Nov. 8, 1932, to Bruno and Mary Landi Tubertini Sr.