The Greenville Public School District board of trustees is moving forward with the development of a reopening plan for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
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The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 680 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths as a result of the virus in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The state’s total number of coronavirus cases is 27,067 and there have been 1,056 deaths in total.
Work won’t be starting anytime soon on the Anse Dees Highway 82 Greenville Bypass, but it will happen sooner than a normal project of this type.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
NFL greats believe former Greenville High football star Jimmie Giles belongs in Pro Football Hall of FameBy DAVID W. HEALY,
Jimmie Giles, a former Greenville High School football star who led the Hornets to the 1972 state championship, finished his outstanding NFL career in 1989. But, those who played on the same field as him and those who coached against him have not forgotten what a talented tight end he was.
LELAND — A new batch of ducklings are awaiting their turn to join the other ducks along Deer Creek.
Leland resident Kenner Patton has spent the past month raising more than 50 baby Pekin ducks.
“This world’s collective condemnation of police violence against the black community following the George Floyd murder represents a turning point much like the murder of Emmett Till in 1955 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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 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.
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.
JACKSON — Mark Allen Dingeldein, 59, of Jackson and formerly of Greenville, died Aug. 27, 2019, at home in Jackson.
John Self Sr.
HOUMA, La. — John Calvin Self Sr., 76 passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in his home in Houma Louisiana. He was a retired diesel mechanic and Vietnam War veteran. He is being cremated by the heritage funeral home in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Dallas Polk-Hilliard had a career-high 26 points as Grambling State narrowly defeated Mississippi Valley State 77-75 on Monday night.
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for John Swift, 66, of Cleveland, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at his home.
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Sports Budget for Monday, March 4, 2019
Updated at 10 p.m. EST (0300 UTC)