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Member Charged in Arson of Black Church With ‘Vote Trump’ Scrawled on Side – The New York Times Mr. McClinton appeared voluntarily at the Greenville Police Department, where he made statements that implicated him in the crime on Wednesday, Mr. Strain said.


The authorities charged a man on Wednesday with setting fire last month to a predominantly African-American church in Greenville, Miss., where “Vote Trump” was found spray-painted on the side of the building.

The man, Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Miss., was charged with arson of a place of worship in the first degree, a felony, Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said in an interview on Wednesday.

Hopewell Missionary Baptist, African American Church, Church Burning, Race Matters, Andrew McClinton, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Hopewell Missionary Baptist, African American Church, Church Burning, Race Matters, Andrew McClinton, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Hopewell Missionary Baptist, African American Church, Church Burning, Race Matters, Andrew McClinton, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Hopewell Missionary Baptist, African American Church, Church Burning, Race Matters, Andrew McClinton, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Hopewell Missionary Baptist, African American Church, Church Burning, Race Matters, Andrew McClinton, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN



Greenville is a small city and the county seat of Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 34,400 at the 2010 census. located in the area of historic cotton plantations and culture known as the Mississippi Delta.

Born In Greenville:
* John Colbert, a.k.a. J Blackfoot, Soul singer with the Bar-Kays and Soul Children, was born in Greenville.
* Eden Brent, blues boogie-woogie musician, composer, and performer
* Tommy Davidson, actor/comedian
* Ross Davis, Negro League baseball player
* Tyrone Davis, blues musician
* Gabbie McGee, jazz musician.

(Wikipedia)