An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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Independence Day this year will be quite different from those in the past with social distancing and the need for protective masks becoming the new normal.
The municipal trash pickup schedule will be altered this week as the city observes the Fourth of July
Today’s trash route will be picked up as regularly scheduled.
Thursday and Friday’s routes will be completed this Thursday.
There will be no routes on Friday.
This week, the newsroom of the Delta Democrat-Times was given a new home. Before you start calling your friends, yes, we are still very much in business and no, we have not moved away from our building on Broadway Street.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Bertha Mae Brown, 87, of Greenville, are pending with Watson Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. She died June 22, 2020, at Allegiance Speciality Hospital.
RENOVA — Graveside services for Aretha Neal, 75, of Renova, were held Friday, June 26, at Merigold Cemetery, Merigold, with the Rev. Dexter Brown officiating. She died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee. Services were under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Roosevelt Matthews Sr., 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. He departed his life Sunday, June 21, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Watson Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Eddie B. Spiller, 72, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died May 22, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
The windy conditions did nothing to slow down Liza Lapeyre’s golf game Sunday.
After shooting a 75 on Saturday, Lapeyre fired a 3-under-par 69 on Sunday to claim the top prize in the Girls 13-18 year-old division at the Future Tour Championship at Greenville Golf and Country Club.
Jonathan Bates Jr. does not believe his fellow race car drivers take him too seriously when they glance his way and see an 11-year-old kid behind the wheel. But their demeanors quickly change, said Bates, once he speeds by them on the race track and flashes his wide grin.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Ralph Lane, 60, of Indianola, will be at noon Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. He died Monday, June 8, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
A man’s got to know his limitations.
These words were spoken by Clint Eastwood in his role as Dirty Harry, inspector Harry Callahan, in Magnum Force.
I have thought about Eastwood’s movie quote a lot over the years.
In sports, I think they definitely ring true. An athlete has to know his limitations.
Lee Pearl Crooms
Greenville – Funeral services for Cynthia “Cindy” Jeanne Craft Massey, of Greenville, were Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson. She died Jan. 16, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.