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.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
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.
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%.
A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.
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.
A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.
Walter Lee Simmons
Greenville - Funeral services for Walter Lee Simmons, 71, of Greenville, will be held at Mt. Nebo Church, Greenville, Saturday April 20 at 2:30 p.m.. Rev. John Whitehead will be officiating. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
It may not be as prestigious as the Ryder Cup, but the 2020 Muni-Cup is coming back to the Greenville Municipal Golf Course on March 21 and March 22, and golfers competing in the annual event are sure to have a whole lot of fun.
Mississippi State guard Robert Woodard (12) attempts a layup past Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley (5) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Claire Siebert is only 13 years old, but she has already accomplished a lot in her young golf career.
Claire will be an eighth grader at Washington School next school year. Her golfing accomplishments include:
Michigan center Jon Teske reacts after a foul and a basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)