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Changing the state flag of Mississippi was not an issue to be taken lightly, and we don’t believe the members of the legislature have done so.
For years, our state was represented by a talisman including a symbol drawing on a time when the citizens of state chose to leave the nation over the issue of slavery.
ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Derrick Preshawn Lewis, 48, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating. He died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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.
At the Washington Washington County Board of Supervisors’ first meeting of the new year, both the county engineer and county attorney were replaced after a motion was made by the board’s newest addition, Mala Brooks.
The 2019 St. Joseph Homecoming Maids are Emma Kate Threet, from left, Avery Cole, Cha'Koriea Holmes, Mary Michael Mahlitc, Ashanti Brown, Skyler Triplett, Skylar Harden, Morgan Powers, and Lori Ann Hughes. St. Joseph plays Bayou Academy at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, for their Homecoming.
A teenager was handed a half million dollar bond this week after his arrest for the murder of a man who was found dead in his home after a house fire.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department arrested 17-year-old Augusta Stribling on Friday and charged him with capital murder for the death of Charles Bowman.
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Jatarius Ward, 21, of Cleveland, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Sunday, March 1, 2020.
TOKYO (AP) — Head lawyer for arrested former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says he has resigned from the case.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Dorothy W. Roy, 72, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
PACE — Graveside service for Charles H. Walker, 91, of Pace, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at Spangle Banner Church Cemetery, Pace, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.