An officer with the Greenville Police Department has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest Thursday afternoon.
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The Greenville Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find the people responsible for two shootings that left six people injured over the Fourth of July weekend.
At 4:03 p.m. July 4, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to King Stop, 207 Highway 1 N., in reference to two shot people.
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.
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:
There are a few reasons every person in Mississippi lives within 30 minutes of a four-lane highway.
One of those reason is a former Greenville resident, Anse Dees.
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.
RENOVA — Funeral arrangements for Clara Willis, 78, of Renova, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her home.
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.
ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Derrick Preshawn Lewis, 48, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating. He died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
MOORHEAD — Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt, 34, of Moorhead, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Pineridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, with the Rev. George Hollands officiating. He died Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
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.
One man died and another is in critical condition after a dispute Friday morning turned violent.
At 9:10 a.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Dent Street in reference to a shot person.
A man was found dead on the highway this weekend after being run over by multiple vehicles.
At 3:15 a.m. Saturday, July 13, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to 1800 Highway 82 West, where they found a black male laying in the highway.
The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS) has appointed Dr. Mario Willis, superintendent of Hollandale School District, as a member of the MASS’ Board of Directors. He was recently selected for the position at the 2019 MASS/Alliance Summer Convention in Biloxi.
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.
The Greenville Fire Department will host a job fair beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday at 2352 S. Main St.
The GFD is currently accepting applications for entry level fire fighters.
GFD training chief Lonagcio Smith said interested candidates would benefit greatly by attending the job fair.
Nathan W. Collins
Greenville - Funerals services for Nathan W. Collins, 36, of Memphis formerly of Greenville, will be held at Vessels of Mercy, Greenville, Saturday April 20 at 2 p.m.. Visitation will be Friday April 19 from 1-5 p.m.. at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.