The first day of school for students in Washington County is only a few weeks away, but there is still a lot of uncertainty, and plenty of opinions, about how and when school should begin.
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The Delta Democrat-Times editorial staff took home numerous awards at the most recent Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Mississippi Press Association for the 2019 contest year.
It’s the middle of summer, and the scorching outdoor temperatures are a sure reminder of that.
Over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region, including Washington County.
Although the heat advisory is over as of today, the temperatures outside are still dangerously hot.
Greenville High School football coach Quintarus McCray was happy to get the news Tuesday afternoon that his football team will now begin their season two weeks later on Sept. 4 on the road against Ruleville.
GREENVILLE — Mildred “Millie” H. Moody, 93, a longtime resident of Greenville passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020. A memorial service celebrating her life and accomplishments was held July 25, 2020, at St. James Episcopal Church, Greenville.
MOORHEAD — Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt, 34, of Moorhead, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Pineridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, with the Rev. George Hollands officiating. He died Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
RENOVA — Funeral arrangements for Clara Willis, 78, of Renova, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her home.
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INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Christine Johnson Williams, 96, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Riverside Memorial Gardens. She died Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Byram. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
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.
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.
Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.
Washington County resident and Washington School graduate Jackson Saulter, 19, died after a tree fell on his home as a result of severe storm winds that pushed through the region late Wednesday night.
Washington County Sheriff Department Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles said they received the call at approximately 11 p.m.
The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a teenager who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Sixteen-year-old Kamrone Lee, of Greenville, has been reported as missing since July 11.
Lee is described as a 5’9”, 110-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes.