JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home.
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This is my first week back in my office at the Delta Democrat-Times in over two weeks, and I wasn’t on vacation.
On March 13, I had a normal Friday at work and even when 5 p.m. came, I was excited for the weekend.
Due to the coronavirus, pastors and clergymen throughout Washington County have been unable to provide face-to-face spiritual leadership to members of their flock.
The City of Greenville and Washington County has plans to lend its support in helping to maintain the upkeep of sites in its local Greenville Public School District.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Charles Bowman, 67, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville. He died Saturday, March 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
Local authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one local man dead.
At about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at 517 E. Moore St.
Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a male body inside the home.
Ever since Eli Fratesi, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, put on a Washington School uniform, he has always played with a fearless mentality.
“Even as an eighth grader, he was never scared, and the moment was never too big for him,” Washington School coach Hunter Palasini said.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Betty Belton, 68, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
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.
Investigation points toward domestic violence in murder, suicide
Domestic violince appears to be the motive of a husband, 54, shooting his wife, 49, and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Greenville Police Department.
A 64 year-old black male was shot Saturday night in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville. Just before 11 p.m. the Greenville Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shot person, whose name is being held pending family notification.
A barge cruises past a low-lying park flooded by the swollen Mississippi River on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. Located on Memphis' Mud Island, Greenbelt Park (pictured) floods when the Mississippi River reaches high levels. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).
Florida's Keyontae Johnson (11), Andrew Nembhard (2), Noah Locke (10) and Jalen Hudson (3) celebrate the team's 82=77 win in overtime against LSU in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes signals his player during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Tennessee won 73-71. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:
The Daily Leader on creating a mental health court system in the state:
Georgia guard Tyree Crump competes with Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) for the ball duringan NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)