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MADISON — Graveside services for Melvin Griffin, 61, of Madison, were held Friday at Westlawn Cemetery, Cleveland, with District Leader Elder Anthony G. Russell officiating. He died July 24, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson.
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METCALFE — Funeral arrangements for Isiah Murray, 76, of Metcalfe, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died July 26, 2020.
The Office of the Mayor recently announced they learned a City Hall employee in the planning department has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the water department and the planning department will be closed today, Monday, July 13, from 1-5 p.m. for deep cleaning and sanitizing by a private contractor.
The resignation of Ward 3 Councilman Bill Boykin has opened the door to applications for his former seat.
Boykin’s resignation was officially accepted during the July 15 special call meeting of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons and the Greenville City Council.
The drama of attempting to put on a drama continues as Delta Center Stage is once again forced to postpone production of this week’s collection of short plays.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves cited Washington County as one of 13 counties in the state requiring stricter social distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Western Line and Leland school districts are both gearing up for an election to fill a single vacancy on their respective boards of trustees.
WLSD is seeking to elect a candidate for its District 5 seat, currently held by Dorothy Montgomery.
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.
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.