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.
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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.
The first death from COVID-19 in Washington County was confirmed on Tuesday.
A 76-year old former teacher and poll worker died from effects of the virus on Friday, April 3.
Family members of the deceased said she was initially tested on March 24. She had a slight headache and other symptoms.
According to final official reports from the Washington County Circuit Clerk office, 6,521, or 20.43%, of the county’s 31,913 registered voters cast their ballots Tuesday for the United States presidential primaries.
The general election, which will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Greenville residents of Terrace Gardens were shocked to find a sink hole at the intersection of Clover Street and Bermuda Drive on Monday.
Due to the caronavirus crisis, Jeremy Packer, the recently named new head football coach at Simmons High School, has not even met his players yet.
But, he said he is hoping that once he meets them sometime this summer, his players will use the current situation to learn a lesson about life.
Four Emergency Road and Bridge Repair (ERBR) projects were approved at Monday’s regular Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Those projects include Priscilla Road, Bassi Road just north of Leland, Stone Airport Road, Eifling Road as well as a county bridge project on Greer Road.
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.
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.
Quality assurance of the 2019 elections is on the minds of Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Election Commission, who have contracted for services to review any errors that may be lurking in the system and address specific concerns.
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.