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It’s easy to step in something unpleasant when you’re working in the garden. But maybe Debby Cooper and Cyndi Long of the Greenwood Garden Club should have worn boots when they recommended to the Leflore County supervisors that a magnolia tree in front of the county courthouse should be cut down.

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Pillow Academy seniors Robert Nored Hardin, left, and Porter Buford Spell goof around prior to graduation ceremonies Friday night at the Leflore County Civic Center. Hardin and Spell were two of 43 students in the class.

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J.Z. George High School seniors Carlos Martinez, Peyton Jenkins and Marqunn Watt wait for graduation ceremonies to begin Friday at the North Carrollton school.

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Leflore County High School will hold its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Monday.

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Eighty-five Amanda Elzy High School seniors will receive their diplomas during the school’s graduation ceremony to be held Tuesday at the Leflore County Civic Center, beginning at 7 p.m.

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A nonprofit watchdog group that analyzes hospital reporting data has given Greenwood Leflore Hospital a D with regards to hospital safety, but the hospital’s administration says the report is based on old data and doesn’t reflect where the hospital is today.

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February, March, April and May showers bring May flowers to this garden along Bell Avenue. Flowers like these asiatic lilies popped with Thursday’s summerlike temperatures and humidity to the delight of gardeners across the Delta. Friday’s high temperature was expected to break 90 for the fi…

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At a called meeting Thursday, the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Board tried to clean up a vote at last week’s meeting to hire a design firm out of Memphis to survey employees as the first step in developing a brand for the hospital.

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North New Summit School senior Kurt Franklin hugs friend Mark Shiers on Thursday during the school’s graduation ceremony. Franklin plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, and study to become a nurse anesthetist.

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A family of four was burned out of its home in Leflore County on Tuesday morning in a situation made worse by problems with calling 911 from a cellphone.

A Greenwood man was in the Leflore County Jail on a charge of manslaughter Wednesday after his indictment by a Leflore County grand jury in the death of another man in August 2017.

Greenwood police responded around midnight Tuesday to reports of several men fighting in the street near the intersection of Ash Street and Avenue I. Police said a small crowd of people had gathered at the scene, and most of them were intoxicated. A 49-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound t…

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A man and his son say they owe their lives to their pit bull after the dog alerted them Monday night that their home was on fire.

The head of Delta Streets Academy has dropped his quest to win a seat in the Mississippi Legislature, deciding that the time he would have to be away from his young family was not “doable.”

Alexis Hall, left, and Helen Roy were among the happy seniors Monday night as Carroll Academy held its graduation ceremony at the school.

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The assistant principal of Holmes County Central High School was arrested Friday and charged with statutory rape of a student at his home in Greenwood.

With members of the Greenwood City Council in the audience voicing their approval, the Leflore County Board of Supervisors on Monday selected a consulting firm to perform the initial steps that could result in the sale of Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

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Bob Provine and Jim Tackett say they’ve taken their motorcycles on trips around the United States and into Mexico together more than 50 times. Next week, they’ll join bikers from across the country as they ride from California to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A large water oak rests Friday near the front of the Grand Boulevard house owned by former Greenwood oncologist Arnold Smith. Soggy ground from heavy winter and spring rains has made trees more susceptible to uprooting.  The damage to the home’s porte cochere appeared to be modest. Smith, wh…

Carroll Academy leads off the graduation season with a baccalaureate service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Carrollton Baptist Church and commencement on Monday at 7 p.m. at the school gym.

David Abney, chairman and chief executive officer of United Parcel Service and a Pillow Academy graduate, will give the keynote address at the 84th Annual Meeting of Delta Council.

The following cases were handled in the May 1, 2019, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

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The storms that passed through Leflore County and Greenwood Wednesday night and Thursday morning brought substantial rain to the area, but the numbers show the county dodged the worst of it. Some people in Itta Bena, however, experienced flooding that seemed a replay of late February.

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An 18-year-old Greenwood man was killed Wednesday morning when multiple gunshots were fired into an apartment in the Browning Community.

Claudia White, the regent of the Chakchiuma Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, speaks about the past, present and future of the American flag at the organization’s monthly meeting Wednesday at the Greenwood Country Club. Last summer the organization spearheaded an effort to…

With weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms and heavy rains on Saturday, the Down Home Blues Fest has been rescheduled to June 22 in Florewood Park.

Four consulting firms presented proposals before members of the Greenwood City Council and the Leflore County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday in the first step to determine the best options for ownership and operation of Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

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The Greenwood pilot killed Tuesday night when his plane crashed near a private airstrip south of Schlater has been identified as Mark Bright.