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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.
Elijah Moore, a former head football coach at Greenville High School and a man who spent more than 60 years coaching and teaching Greenville children, died Tuesday at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are pending.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.

Area city office hours, trash pickup altered due to Christmas this week

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

In observance of the Christmas holiday, trash pick up schedules and city hall hours of operation will be affected in Washington County towns and municipalities.

Greenville City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, and Wednesday, Christmas Day. 

City Hall will resume its regular hours Thursday.


The best, worst Christmas

Most people have a particular Christmas story they enjoy revisiting every year. My favorite story, however, isn’t about Santa Claus, a magical snowman or flying reindeer. Mine is a World War II story of a Canadian soldier who was captured Christmas Day 1941 while stationed in China and wound up a Japanese Prisoner-of-War for four years.



Hebrew Union Temple to honor history at Hanukkah celebration

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.

“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30. 




Lee: St. Jude passionate about saving children’s lives

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

“No child should die in the dawn of life.”

Those words from St. Jude founder Danny Thomas are the ideal and essentially the foundation upon which St. Jude was built.

Major Gift Advisor for St. Jude Colin Lee expanded on that ideal as he was the guest speaker at Thursday’s weekly Greenville Rotary Club Meeting.


2 local schools raise $3K each from Cars for Classrooms fundraiser

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Two local schools raised a total of $6,000 through the Chrysler’s Cars for Classrooms fundraiser held in the fall.

On Oct. 22, James Ceranti Motors partnered with TR Sanders Elementary School in Hollandale and Weddington Elementary School in Greenville on Oct. 24 to raise $3,000 for each initiative.



Beyond the Hardwood giving back with 3rd annual Christmas Basketball Camp

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Doing what they love and managing to give back is a plus in the eyes of local organization Beyond the Hardwood.

Beyond the Hardwood is hosting their third annual Christmas Basketball Camp: Christmas Presents Giveaway this Saturday at the YMCA, 1688 Fairgrounds Road.


Reed Road construction work expected to be done by February

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Motorists may have noticed traffic cones along Reed Road diverting traffic.

Although there is no definite completion date, the Daniel Street Pump Station near the west end of Reed Road is still undergoing repairs and the city’s Public Works Department hopes to have it completed by February.





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