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Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Scottie Saulter was busy Saturday afternoon working to saw off limbs from a large tree that had fallen from his neighbor’s yard at his home in Metcalfe, crushing his fence and barely missing his house. 

He said it was about 3:30 a.m. when he and his family heard the strong winds making their way through their neighborhood.



Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.


Turner no longer city’s zoning and planning department director

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After half a year at the helm, Mack-Arthur Turner Jr. will no longer lead the city's planning and zoning department.

Decided by a majority vote of the city council, Turner will no longer serve as the director of planning and zoning for the City of Greenville, effectively immediately.


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Larry Byars Sr.

Larry Byars Sr.

GREENVILLE — Larry Tyrone Byars Sr., 82, of Greenville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Delta Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington County to the late Sentelmore and Sarah Brady-Byars.




Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.


Jo Helen Watson

Jo Helen Watson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Jo Helen Watson, 77, of Greenville, are pending at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home.


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Life lost to gun violence

Anthony Smith has been charged with murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Greenville police officers located Tarus Dandridge, a 41 year-old black male, who was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel and Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson.




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City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 





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