LELAND — Pauline “Polly” Lacy Steen Gafford, 95, of Leland, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at her home. Boone Funeral Home, Leland, was in charge of arrangements.
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.
Local police say the man who was found dead inside a manhole earlier this month appears to be an accidental death.
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.
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.
The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.
“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30.
Established leader of Mississippi Action for Community Education, MACE, has stepped down from her postion of CEO.
Mable Starks notified the MACE board three weeks ago of her resignation.
A letter obtained by the DD-T from Starks to MACE affiliates explains Starks will be pursuing new challenges.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Patricia Ann Watson, 60, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Mount Ollie, Greenville. She died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
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.
The two-part HBO film "Leaving Neverland" reveals unsettling allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson. The Jackson family has denied the allegations.