top story
  • Updated
  • 0

WASHINGTON — Deeply troubled by a Mississippi prosecutor’s pattern of excluding African-American jurors, the Supreme Court seemed in broad agreement Wednesday that a black death row inmate’s conviction and death sentence at his sixth murder trial could not stand.

  • 0

Troy Smith, operating an excavator for Gravel Hill Construction, puts the finishes touches Wednesday  on the demolition and cleanup of a building at U.S. 82 and West Claiborne Avenue Extended. The building, which was originally a service station, went through several reincarnations over the …

  • 0

Officials in Leflore and other counties throughout Mississippi were scrambling Wednesday to urge their legislators to kill a bill engineered by a Delta-based group of farmers seeking relief from annual increases in farmland taxes.

  • 0

Police say the death of Greenwood resident Arsenio Ahmad House in a river near Pittsburgh appears to have been suicide.

top story
  • Updated
  • 0

Wayne Pittman wasn’t surprised that the priest who officiated at Pittman’s wedding in Greenwood more than 50 years ago is one of those accused of sexual abuse with minors.

  • 2

Explaining that “Greenwood could be just a time bomb waiting to explode,” the Greenwood Hospital Board announced at its meeting Tuesday that all members of the general public would have to undergo scanning with a metal detector before being allowed into board meetings starting in April.

  • Updated
  • 0

The city of Greenwood is moving forward with the installation of security cameras throughout town to deter criminal activity.

  • Updated
  • 0

Water and electricity rates for the city of Greenwood will increase in May following rate hike approvals Tuesday by the Greenwood Utilities Commission.

  • Updated
  • 0

Sunjay Chawla holds a framed resolution presented to him Wednesday when the Pillow Academy senior was honored on the floor of the Mississippi Senate for being the state’s first ever national Wendy’s High School Heisman winner. With Chawla are, front row, from left, his mother, Gauri Chawla, …

top story

A special meeting to consider the Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s finances heard its interim CEO talk about the hospital’s need for increased revenue, a hospital board member’s desire to cut salaries, and a supervisor’s call for increasing Medicaid reimbursements by choosing a gubernatorial can…

The Delta’s four local television stations are in the process of being sold to a newly formed broadcast group owned mainly by an investment management company.

JACKSON (AP) — Two new members have joined the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Greenwood police officers investigate a shooting Friday afternoon at the corner of McLaurin Street and Avenue H. At least one person was taken to Greenwood Leflore Hospital, but no other details were available Friday.

With investigations of what happened during the last presidential election still not finished, it may seem like it’s a little early to gear up for the next go-around.

The following cases were disposed of in the Feb. 27, 2019, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

breaking

Police at the corner of McLaurin Street and Avenue H look for evidence after a shooting Friday afternoon. One person was taken to Greenwood Leflore Hospital but police would give little information about what occurred at the scene.

Authorities have opened a murder investigation after a man’s body was found Tuesday partially lying in a lake near Sidon.

A neighborhood gathered in memory of a 12-year-old boy Wednesday at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center on North Stone Avenue.

Mississippi Valley State University is gearing up for its annual career fair, designed to help its students land jobs and internships.

Lawyer Solomon Osborne posted an overwhelming victory Tuesday to become the next elected state representative from the 32nd District. 

Drugs are at the heart of most crimes in Leflore County, says Sheriff Ricky Banks, and they’re a major reason the law-enforcement agency he has headed for the past 40 years has grown from a couple of deputies to more than 20.

The Lyons Pipes and Drums from Batesville brighten Sunday morning with Scottish tunes on Main Street in front of Greenwood's First Presbyterian Church for the 20th annual Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans, a celebration of the Scottish Presbyterian heritage.

Teachers currently in the Leflore County School District who go to work in the fall for the new Greenwood-Leflore School District will make about $200 per year more than this year.

For Christians, Lent is a six-week period of religious observance through reflection and prayer leading up to Easter Sunday, the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. 

Above: The former location of Malouf Music Co. becomes a piece of history Friday as crews tear down the building on a triangle of land between George Street and East Gibbs Street. The business was operated by Abe Malouf from the early 1950s into the early 2000s, his family said. It was the c…

That slight buzzing in your ear is the sound of progress and technology coming to the Delta as Mississippi State University brings its unmanned aircraft systems program to Greenwood-Leflore Airport.

Ethan Oltremari, founder of the Revival on the River Christian music festival, says the response to it in its first three years has been very gratifying, but now he’s looking to do even more.

Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were in Greenwood Thursday morning performing “an enforcement action.”