An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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:
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.
There are a few reasons every person in Mississippi lives within 30 minutes of a four-lane highway.
One of those reason is a former Greenville resident, Anse Dees.
This week, the newsroom of the Delta Democrat-Times was given a new home. Before you start calling your friends, yes, we are still very much in business and no, we have not moved away from our building on Broadway Street.
St. Joseph Catholic School’s annual muffuletta sale will not be stopped by COVID-19.
The sandwich fundraiser benefitting the school’s athletic department usually takes place in the spring, but this year’s will take place Monday, July 9.
Independence Day this year will be quite different from those in the past with social distancing and the need for protective masks becoming the new normal.
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.
The municipal trash pickup schedule will be altered this week as the city observes the Fourth of July
Today’s trash route will be picked up as regularly scheduled.
Thursday and Friday’s routes will be completed this Thursday.
There will be no routes on Friday.
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.