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Eugene Smith Jr.
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Eugene Smith Jr., 61, of Cleveland, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Monday, May 11, 2020.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Kevin R. Reed, 49, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Joanne Taylor, 61, of Greenville, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Lakewood Cemetery, with Minister Bartholemew Orr officiating. She died May 9, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Funeral services for Mary A. Humphries-Sandifer, 56, of Lubbock, Texas, and formerly of Beulah, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock.
As Delta Center Stage sits silent and empty during the COVID-19 crisis, Tim Bixler is doing his best to make sure that the Greenville theatre will be ready to open back up once he and his actors are given the green light that it is safe to return to action.
Kenneth Koening Jr.
GREENVILLE — Kenneth Wiley Koenig Jr., 30, of Greenville, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Though the Greenville City Council amended its order concerning the ban on drive-in church services, a lawsuit filed in response to fines issued for violation of the order is still lingering.
GREENVILLE — Chambrea Fern Ayala Suares, 55, of Greenville died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at her home. Private family graveside was at Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Governor Tate Reeves issued a Safer At Home order, which went into effect 8 a.m. Monday and expires at 8 a.m. Monday, May 11.
The City of Greenville adopted the order on Friday, noting the city’s 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew still remains in effect.
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.
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.”
Washington County resident and Washington School graduate Jackson Saulter, 19, died after a tree fell on his home as a result of severe storm winds that pushed through the region late Wednesday night.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said they received the call at approximately 11 p.m.
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.
Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.