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.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Graveside services for Jessie Lee Jones, 84, of Champaign, Illinois, and formerly of Beulah, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at St. Peter Rock MB Church Cemetery, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died June 2, 2020.
CARY — Graveside services for Patricia R. Thomas, 66, of Cary, will be at noon Saturday, June 27, at Cary Community Cemetery, Cary, with Apostle Linda Sweezer officiating. She died Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Coldwater. Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.
Leroy White Jr.
BELZONI — Funeral arrangements for Charles Anderson, 77, of Belzoni, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.
Greenville City Council Member Bill Boykin, who suffered a stroke in March, has presented the Greenville City Council with a letter announcing his intention to resign his position.
Ward 3 has not had representation on the council as Boykin has been unable to attend meetings since the stroke.
Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.
Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.