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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.


Mayor: Remarks, accusations about him are ‘ridiculous’

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

“Faith continues to be the center of this administration,” Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons said this week on the steps of City Hall. 

During a press conference Tuesday morning, Simmons addressed recent events and the narrative surrounding an order issued by the city council, putting stricter measures in place for church services.




Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.



Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.




Bowman says she will not rest until justice is served for father’s homicide

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

On March 21, a homicide and subsequent house fire claimed the life of Greenville resident Charles Bowman, 67.

At about 6:30 a.m. that Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at Bowman’s home, 517 E. Moore St.





Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.


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