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GREENVILLE — Visitation for Vernessa Williams, 47, of Greenville, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
The Greenville Public School District board of trustees is moving forward with the development of a reopening plan for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
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:
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.
An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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.
A teenager has been arrested and charged for a shooting this week that injured a man at a local store.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 18-year-old Romeo Hurt, of Greenville, was identified as the suspect who shot into a store in the 900 block of St. Charles Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.
Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.
A local man has died after being shot several times early this morning.
At 2:36 a.m., officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of John Street in reference to shots fired in the area.
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.
Joe Robinson III
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Joe Robinson III, 49, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at his home.
CALHOUN CITY — The Deer Creek School football team emphatically won its final game of the season as Noah Allegrezza led the way for the Warriors by scoring three touchdowns. Allegrezza rushed in two touchdowns and also returned an interception for a TD.
GREENVILLE — Private funeral services for Daniel Bishop, 70, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sunday, May 3, 2020, at his home.
CHICAGO — Calvin Wayne Wilkins, 61, of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at AMITA Health Adventist Health Care, Chicago. Calvin, originally from Greenville, was born Aug. 14, 1958.