An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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On Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to work with the Greenville Historic Preservation committee in the relocation of the Confederate statue on the Washington County Courthouse grounds to another county site at the expense of the county.
In 2001 the citizens of the State of Mississippi adopted the current flag in a landslide state referendum. While the vote was essentially a referendum to adopt a new flag, it was actually to correct a legislative oversight in the constitution of 1906.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted this week 4-1 to enter into an agreement for removal of the confederate soldier’s memorial from the lawn of the Washington County Courthouse in the same month it was placed 111 years prior.
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.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department are searching for the person who shot a man in the face and left him to die.
At 6:21 a.m. this morning, police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Theobald Street, where they found a 20-year-old black male with blood on his face.
A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.
At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Alberta Garner, 24, of Indianola, will be at
11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. George Washington officiating. She died Friday, April 10, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
YAZOO CITY — After St. Joseph Catholic School star junior Dillon Johnson got in foul trouble at the start of the fourth quarter, things were not looking good for the Fighting Irish boys basketball team Thursday night in the semifinals of their Distric 2AA t tournament against Greenville Christian School.
PALATKA, Fla. — Graveside services for Wesley J. “Rell” Walker, 35, of Palatka, Florida, and formerly of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Cleveland Crossing Cemetery, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Palatka.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Brenda Drain Briscoe, 60, of Indianola, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died June 5, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
The conference game between the Riverside High School Bulldogs and the O’Bannon Greenwaves was a thriller. The final score was 60-57 in favor of Riverside.
Twenty-one of the 60 points the Bulldogs scored came from behind the three point line. Tuesday’s game was the first time the two teams meet this basketball season.