Today, the Greenville City Council called a special call meeting to discuss the urgency in requiring masks and/or face coverings after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Washington County reached an increase of over 200 COVID-19 cases within fourteen days.
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The Greenville Public School District is asking parents of students in the district to complete an online survey concerning the opening of the school year.
The district plans to open the school year on Aug. 5.
Greenville City Council Member Bill Boykin, who suffered a stroke in March, has presented the Greenville City Council with a letter announcing his intention to resign his position.
Ward 3 has not had representation on the council as Boykin has been unable to attend meetings since the stroke.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
On Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to work with the Greenville Historic Preservation committee in the relocation of the Confederate statue on the Washington County Courthouse grounds to another county site at the expense of the county.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted this week 4-1 to enter into an agreement for removal of the confederate soldier’s memorial from the lawn of the Washington County Courthouse in the same month it was placed 111 years prior.
The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find the people responsible for two shootings that left six people injured over the Fourth of July weekend.
At 4:03 p.m. July 4, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to King Stop, 207 Highway 1 N., in reference to two shot people.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
One man is dead after breaking into a home early this morning and shooting at the three people inside, including a minor.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received the call about the shooting at 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street.
Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.
Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.
The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.
“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30.
BAY SPRINGS — The Greenville Christian School girls basketball team defeated Hebron Christian 71-35 Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the MAIS Class 2A State Basketball Tournament at Sylva-Bay Academy.
The Lady Saints jumped out to a 38-20 halftime lead and never let up.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood speaks to attendees of the Stennis Institute luncheon at the Capitol Club in downtown Jackson, Miss., on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Hood is running for governor. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
Local sports culture mirrors its larger national counterpart.
Celebration of football, basketball, baseball and hockey are the norm while track and field fights for public attention and support.
Yet, in track and field, some of the most amazing unheralded accomplishments are taking place right under our noses in the Delta.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Fredrick Shannon, 79, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Matthew AME, with the Rev. Dr. William A. Brown officiating. He died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
After his girls basketball team won all of its games last week at the Hattiesburg Holiday Tournament, Greenville girls basketball coach did some research and found out his hunch was right.
Off to a perfect 17-0 start, Lampkin’s Honeybees are off to the best ever start in program history.