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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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.
About $67,000,000 in Paycheck Protection Programs loans were distributed in the last three months in Washington County.
Greenville saw just more than $57 million of the total, Hollandale had about $3 million and Leland had about $6.8 million.
It is 9 o’clock in the morning on Friday, July 10, and, right now, I am not optimistic we will have high school sports this fall.
Delta Regional Medical Center has established a COVID-19 Results Line for anyone who has been tested at a DRMC location. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the number is 662-379-0434.
DRMC is also holding free COVID-19 testing in the hospital's ER parking lot. Testing is performed from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Betty Brackett, 66, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery She died June 28, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
SOUTHAVEN — Odis Coy Edwards, 67, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, in his home in Southaven. Coy was originally from Greenville but moved to Southaven with his employer, Texas Gas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Mary Frances Edwards, of Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Robert Weatherspoon, 73, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, July 8, 2020, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland.
Emotional, intimacy, precision and timing provide for the best capture athletic photos. Around the Delta, one would be hard pressed to produce better shots that capture the essence of competition better than Beth Giachelli.
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.”
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.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Domestic violence is the motive behind the loss of two lives Tuesday, according the Greenville Police Department investigators.
Robbie Walker-Grossley, 49,was murdered by her husband, Christopher Grossley, 54. After shooting his wife, Christopher Grossley ended his life through suicide.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
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.