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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.
Get your bids ready, the state tax-forfeited land auction for 300 state-owned properties in Washington County started today.
Mayor Errick Simmons welcomed Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday in preparation for the state tax-forfeited land auction, which began at 8 a.m. today.
JACKSON — On Aug. 3, Greenville Renaissance Scholars of Greenville has been awarded a $4,300 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2020-2021 and will be used to host Camp Renaissance 2021.
Nathaniel Chew Jr.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Ruby Lee Jarmon, 79, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
Charlie Frizell Jr.
Sitting on my barstool at The Rack & Cue Monday evening after a grueling day of work at the Delta Democrat-Times, I was pondering what I would write for a column for our next edition.
Then a buddy of mine tapped me on the shoulder and pointed at a man playing billiards behind me.
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.