Three men have been arrested for a shooting that took place early this month that hospitalized two people.
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Fall sports will not be returning this year for the Greenville Public School District.
Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of articles concerning the county’s spending on infrastructure and other projects led by IMS Engineers.
The Western Line and Leland school districts are both gearing up for an election to fill a single vacancy on their respective boards of trustees.
WLSD is seeking to elect a candidate for its District 5 seat, currently held by Dorothy Montgomery.
Edmond Thomas Sr.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Edmond Thomas Sr., 72, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at his home. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
LELAND — Memorial services for Richard W. Hall, 75, of Leland, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at his home. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Hollandale native Marcus Lloyd, 48, was killed Friday afternoon as a result of what appeared to be an accident involving county road equipment on Frazier Road near Kennedy Flat Road.
Details surrounding the incident are still being gathered, per the Washington County Sheriff’s Department who is in charge of the investigation.
ROSEDALE — Funeral arrangements for Willie Bishop, 72, of Rosedale, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Tuesday, July 21, 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.
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%.
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.
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.”
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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.
Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.