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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.
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.

WLSD mulls changing accounting services

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

During Western Line School District’s July 22 board meeting, board members discussed changing their current accounting services software.

Western Line currently uses Harris Business Solutions for payroll, budgeting, employee time clocks, leave time, purchasing, and employee tax documents, fixed assets and other pertinent information.


Public Safety Meeting talks about local crime concerns

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Mayor Errick Simmons, Vice Mayor Lurann Thomas, Councilwoman Lois Hawkins, the Greenville Fire Department, the Greenville Police Department, Crimestoppers of Washington County, Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Juvenile Court officers came together Friday in the City Hall chambers for a Public Safety Meeting to discuss the recent spike




Coppage named WCEA executive director

By CATHERINE KIRK CIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

After assisting Cary Karlson at the Washington County Economic Alliance the past four years, Will Coppage is now getting adjusted in taking over his role as executive director.

After Karlson announced his retirement, which is effective July 31, the WCEA Board of Directors promoted Coppage to his new role, which he started July 17. 




Woman charged with attempted murder after fight at gas station

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A woman turned herself in to the Greenville Police Department Wednesday afternoon for a violent fight that broke out Tuesday night at a local gas station.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 34-year-old Jacquetia Davis has been charged with attempted murder for an altercation involving beer bottles and a firearm.






Our House hosting fair Saturday to offer guidance to domestic violence, sexual abuse victims

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Domestic violence and sexual abuse is a real, but difficult topic for many people to talk about. But, those who have something to say will have a chance to raise their voices this week at the inaugural Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Loud resource fair this week.



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