Eight-year-old Pfeifer Doolittle was worried he would not get a chance to play baseball with his friends this season, but on Monday night he was more than delighted to put on his uniform and play his first game for the Braves at the Delta Sportsplex.
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Landon Hughes, a student at St. Joseph Catholic School, wanted to do something to show his appreciation to those on the front lines in the community who are fighting COVID-19.
“I was tired of just sitting at home and thinking about how much appreciation I had for them. I wanted to actually do something about,” Hughes said.
David Cochran Jr. is Washington County’s newest Mississippi Levee Board Commissioner winning by a total of 1,332 votes to opponent Drew Newsom’s 646 votes.
There was a total of 1,978 votes cast in Tuesday’s election with 67.34% of the votes being in favor of Cochran and 32.66% in favor of Newsom.
One of the biggest parties in the Delta, Steve Azar’s Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event, won’t be happening live due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there will be a chance for everyone to join in this year.
There will be one contested election on Tuesday’s ballot for the Levee Board Commission in Washington County.
The election is between Drew Newson and David Cochran, both of Washington County.
Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.
Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.
Gun shots claimed the life of Joe Sykes, 64, of Greenville, Saturday evening in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place.
A local man has died after being shot several times early this morning.
At 2:36 a.m., officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of John Street in reference to shots fired in the area.
Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
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Surface work remains to be completed
Reed Road has been experiencing significant updates since January and is a head of schedule, Mark Hooker, Washington County engineer told the board of supervisors Monday.