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Willie Mae Bishop
ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Willie Mae Bishop, 72, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Morning Star, Gunnison, with the Rev. Ricky Carter officiating. She died July 22, 2020, in Greenwood. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Lonnie Mae Ford
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Lonnie Mae Ford, 83, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with the Rev. Ephen Melton officiating. She died Sunday, July 26, 2020, at North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville.
METCALFE — Funeral arrangements for Isiah Murray, 76, of Metcalfe, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. He died July 26, 2020.
DUNCAN — Funeral arrangements for Jacob Johnson, 70, of Duncan, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Oakgrove Nursing Home, Duncan.
Washington County has been grouped with 23 other counties as a hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the state.
The residents of those counties have been ordered to wear masks when in the public and restrict gatherings.
Of the 1,261 cases in Washington County, no less than 150 have been hospitalized and 25 have died.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral arrangements for Jasmine Rogers, 15, of Memphis, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
The Greenville Public School District’s plan of a virtual reopening for the first nine weeks of the academic year was approved Thursday evening at a special meeting of the GPSD board of trustees.
This means instruction will take place strictly online as students engage in virtual or “distance” learning.
Crazy Horse — a name that carries with it more than mere fame, but actual pride and a historical significance.
To unpack that historical significance will be Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. along with author William Matson, who together, authored, “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy.”
Another drama-filled and talent-studded production is coming to the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center — “Loving Mr. Wrong.”
The stage play will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
One man is dead after breaking into a home early this morning and shooting at the three people inside, including a minor.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received the call about the shooting at 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street.
After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, a local man has been arrested and charged with two counts of kidnapping.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department (GPD) first responded to the 2000 block of Alexander Street at 2:17 a.m. for a kidnapping.
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.
Domestic violence is the motive behind the loss of two lives Tuesday, according the Greenville Police Department investigators.
Robbie Walker-Grossley, 49,was murdered by her husband, Christopher Grossley, 54. After shooting his wife, Christopher Grossley ended his life through suicide.
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.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.