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SALTER: Amazon in Alabama: Organized labor’s racial narrative soundly rejected yet again

Below is an opinion column by Sid Salter:

Organized labor’s organizing efforts in the South in recent years have focused on equating union membership with social justice. Over the last decade, that narrative has been soundly rejected in union votes and in most cases by workers with significant percentages of Black workers.

The William Alexander Percy Memorial Library, 341 Main St., has recently reopened with a new library director, Sidney Cobb. The library received repairs that were needed after the March 2018 hailstorm. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. More information can be found on its Facebook page at

Newly repaired library reopens with new director

Places and spaces highly frequented before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic have begun reopening in the City of Greenville, including the newly repaired William Alexander Percy Memorial Library.

In addition to the new repairs, a new library director — Sidney Cobb — has been employed for the Washington County Library System.

BOS paying nearly $100 an hour more for IMS Engineers

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of articles concerning the county’s spending on infrastructure and other projects led by IMS Engineers.

“More bang for your buck” is likely never a bad thing as far as what the average consumer purposes in his or her mind when it comes to spending their dollars.

Washington County Election Commission discusses Nov. 3 election with Secretary of State

With only 90 days left until Nov. 3, the Washington County Election Commission is gearing up for Election Day and were paid a visit by Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday to talk about all things voting.

Vaccine-resistant COVID-19 strain detected in Mississippi

A more infectious and vaccine-resistant variant strain of COVID-19 was detected in Mississippi on Friday. One person in Harrison County was found to be infected with the B.1.351 variant, which was discovered in South Africa in December and reached the United States in January.

Amos contesting Brooks in general election results

Some of the results from Washington County’s general election held last month may not be official, just yet.

A petition to contest the Nov. 5 election was filed Nov. 25 in the Circuit Court of Washington County by Samuel Begley, attorney for Washington County District 4 Supervisor, Jesse Amos.

Mary Nelson

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Mary Nelson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Mary Jean Nelson, 63, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Lakewood Cemetery. She died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.

D.J. Smith: as good as advertised — new Saints QB lights up St. Joseph in first appearance

D.J. Smith, called by his new coach the best quarterback in the Delta, showed up as advertised Friday night as he led his Greenville Christian School Saints to an emphatic 50-7 home victory over the three-time defending state champion St. Joseph Fighting Irish.