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Four days after his father died, Daric Campbell Jr. sat in the office at O’Bannon High School and waited to meet his new football coach.

Football has always been important to Daric, 16, and these days it is more important than ever.

Sports leagues tend to be competitive and charged with a heavy dose of athleticism that may intimidate those just trying to enjoy the social aspects and health benefits.

Reports of shots fired, resulted in an investigation that determined a a 30 year-old black male was struck by a vehicle and is now in critical condition.

If one of the children participating in Saturday’s United States’ Tennis Association Mississippi Chapter National Junior Tennis League Rally goes on to win Wimbledon one day, it would indeed be a significant accomplishment.

AVON — Johnny Bley has spent his career teaching young athletes how to play sports.

 

In a bitter sweet moment Thursday, Captain Kenneth Haygood bid farewell to Greenville Fire Department, a place he has called home for nine years.

Body found near Hollandale

 

A list of missing persons has been forwarded to the State Medical Office by the Washington County Sheriff Department after a body was found Sunday evening.

According to the WCSD, a “badly decomposed body” was reported in the area of Pogue Road, east of Hollandale.








Metcalfe Yard Sale canceled

The Town of Metcalfe has canceled the June 8 Community Yard Sale due to weather.

The event will resume July 13 as scheduled.

The event offers a picnic on the creek, arts, crafts, food and more from noon until 6 p.m. at 315 MLK Drive, in front of Town Hall.



Academies offered to youth

By CATHERINE KIRK,

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It’s almost time for area youth to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to be one of Greenville’s finest and bravest.

The Greenville Police Department will be hosting their second annual Junior Police Academy next week and the Greenville Fire Department will be hosting their Kids Academy in July.

GFD Kids Academy





Aim for Change gains new agents

Alexis H. Hamilton and Marven Cantave joined the MSU Extension Service as agents with the Aim for Change program. Aim for Change is a five-year, $5.5 million grant program targeting the reduction of obesity and related diseases through policy, systems and environmental interventions.


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