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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROLLING FORK — Evelyn Yvonne Lester Bell, 63, of Rolling Fork, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at her home in Rolling Fork. Boone Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 22, 1957, in Arcola.
ROANOKE, Va. — Graveside services for Era Pinion Campbell, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Lakeview Gardens. She passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, Virginia. Arrangements were under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Aaron Swan Sr.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Aaron Swan Sr., 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, with the Rev. Billy Barber officiating. He died Friday, June 5, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Charles Barrett Jr.
One man is dead after breaking into a home early this morning and shooting at the three people inside, including a minor.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received the call about the shooting at 5 a.m. this morning at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
St. Joseph Catholic School senior Trey Benson did not want his high school career to end Friday night, and in the second half he and his teammates made the plays to make sure it continued.
Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.
Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.
LyWanda L. Wynder, of Leland and formally of Walker, was recently promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW$) in the United States Army. Wynder enlisted in the Army immediately upon graduation from high school.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Bruce Pierce, 66, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at River Heights Healthcare Center, Greenville.
Mississippi guard Terence Davis (3) celebrates after forward KJ Buffen, bottom, drew a blocking foul during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
Indianola - Funeral services for Clarence Kirk, 51, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
He passed at Indianola April 12 and will be buried under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
The Washington County Circuit Clerk's office is still working to tally the local results from Tuesday's presidential primaries. Election results will be posted to the Delta Democrat-Times website as soon as they are made available.