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Below is a press release from Senator Roger Wicker:
Miss. Senator Says S.1 Violates Intent of the Constitution
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today expressed his opposition to S.1, the “For the People Act,” at the Senate Rules Committee markup.
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The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to postpone approval of a salary adjustment for the county’s assistant public defender as requested by public defender, attorney Trish Rodgers.
Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler on Oct. 26 filed a challenge to ballot Initiative 65 on medical marijuana, saying it was not properly before voters (who passed it) in November per the state constitution.
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.
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.
The Greenville Public School District will play a vital role in helping the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) advance its healthcare mission in underserved communities through its Readiness Training Clinic.
While planting season is well underway, many farmers agree a week of sunshine is just what they need to finish getting their crops in the ground.
While most local farmers have finished planting corn, they have been waiting for the soil to dry up a bit to tackle planting soybeans.
AVON — The Riverside Bulldogs ended their regular season in resounding fashion on Monday as they swept a doubleheader from their longtime rivals, the O’Bannon Greenwaves.
The Bulldogs won the first game 15-0 and the second game 12-3.
The number of COVID-19 vaccines being administered in Mississippi has decreased nearly 60% over the last two weeks, marking a growing rift between the state’s supply of vaccines and the population’s demand for them.
The Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Accreditation recently closed its inquiry into a matter stemming from a 2019 complaint of Greenville Public School District board members interfering in day-to-day operations and other matters.
The Mississippi Senate on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, honored the memory and life contributions of former University of Mississippi and Buffalo Bills standout defensive player Robert “Gentle Ben,” Williams of Yazoo City.
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Deer Creek’s Josie Azlin is only a freshman, but she is already a veteran leader on her softball team.
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.
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.
JACKSON — The Greenville Christian Saints (11-1) left no doubt who was the best team
The county has opted to remain with its current insurance provider Mississippi Public Entity Employee Benefit Trust (MPEEBT) and part ways with the current reinsurance carrier for its employees per the recommendation of Bill Sing — the county’s insurance administrator.
Scott Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Health System, is pleased to welcome Bob Williams as The Medical Center’s new Director of Outpatient Physical Therapy.
In the middle of the harvest season in the Delta, it’s not unusual to see Mississippi Department of Transportation officers on the side of the road with scales under the wheels of trucks hauling their product to the grain elevators in Greenville.
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.
Greenville police are searching for the person responsible for the shooting death of a local man.
At about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were called to the 300 block of North Steele Lane in reference to a shot person.
COVID-19 is has officially made its way to Washington County.
The news was just announced during Friday afternoon’s special called meeting at Greenville City Hall.
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The City of Greenville’s consulting engineer, William Burle, shared that starting Thursday, Murphy Pipeline will begin installing the new force main from Washington Avenue to Roach Street.
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.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted this week 4-1 to enter into an agreement for removal of the confederate soldier’s memorial from the lawn of the Washington County Courthouse in the same month it was placed 111 years prior.
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.
The results of Greenville’s City Election held on Monday are in, and there were not upsets as a result.
Mayor Errick D. Simmons ran uncontested, yielding him an automatic victory.
Greenville police are searching for the person responsible for the death of a man whose body was found lying on a curbside this morning.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched shortly after 6:15 a.m. this morning to the 600 block of East Walker Street.
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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.
Many people enjoy using fireworks to get their new year kicked off with a bang.
With several firework stands set up across the county, many residents have been stocking up for a night of fun.