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Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms


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.


The Top 5 Delta Democrat-Times sports stories of 2019: No 1. Gerri Green gets drafted by NFL's Colts

1. Gerri Green gets drafted by NFL’s Colts

April 27, 2019

Patrick Ervin

Special to the DD-T

With the 199th pick of the sixth round in the 2019 NFL draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Gerri Green, defensive end from Mississippi State University.

Patricia Watson

Patricia Watson

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.

Shirley Powell

Shirley Powell

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Shirley Lee Powell, 57, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at her home.


City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October


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.