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.
ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Derrick Preshawn Lewis, 48, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating. He died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
VICKSBURG — Gilda Fae McCool Shurden Miller died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 84.
She was preceded in death by her immediate family, including her parents, two husbands, and her only two children.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eva Faye Robinson, 75, of Greenville, were held Tuesday, July 7, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
RENOVA — Graveside services for Clara Mae Willis, 78, of Renova, will be at 11 a.m. June 27 at Delta Memorial Gardens, Cleveland. She died June 21, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
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.
A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.
At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department are searching for the person who shot a man in the face and left him to die.
At 6:21 a.m. this morning, police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Theobald Street, where they found a 20-year-old black male with blood on his face.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.
Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.
Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.