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The Greenwood Country Club’s golf superintendent, Scott Hampton, is one of 10 in the world to receive a Bayer Superintendent Grant.

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The following cases were disposed of in the Jan. 15, 2020, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

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For almost two years, family and friends of Demetrics Townsend have been wrestling with grief after Townsend was fatally shot at the Bishop Apartments complex March 11, 2018, at the age of 34.

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An opening reception was held Thursday at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta for “Stones in my Pathway: Photographs of Mississippi Blues Culture,” an exhibition featuring work by Tennessee photographer Bill Steber.  Here, Joan Nored, left, and Debra Hibbler mingle at the event.

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CARROLLTON — A teen is currently being held without bond for allegedly making threats against his fellow students at Carroll Academy.

The managers of Turnrow Book Co. hope to bring people together at their store.

JACKSON — Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials said his death appeared to be a suicide by hanging.

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The city of Greenwood has received a $300,000 grant in order to address 12 blighted residential  properties in town.

Five patrol officers, as well as the police chief, were sworn in to the Greenwood Police Department during a ceremony Tuesday at City Hall.

Despite a significant decrease in its operating loss in December, Greenwood Leflore Hospital has completed the first quarter of its budget year with $2 million in red ink, 55% more than the same quarter in 2018.

JACKSON —  Two inmates were beaten to death in a fight with other inmates in an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks, a coroner said.

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A march honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was held on Sunday nearly 52 years after King was assassinated in Memphis.

Thanks to the work of a Mississippi Valley State University professor and one of her students, a historical marker commemorating civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer will be placed in front of the Sunflower County Courthouse, where Hamer took her stand to register African Americans to vote.

ATLANTA — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader.

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Gerald “World Class” Glass, a retired professional basketball player, says the one man he never wants to disappoint is his father, Milton Glass, who has provided unwavering support.

Two advocates of train travel who visited Greenwood recently  are saying its impact on the city’s downtown, while already significant, could increase if steps are taken to improve the Amtrak station’s appeal.

If you want some reading material to pass the time during this gloomy cold weather, the winter issue of Leflore Illustrated has arrived.

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Graduation rates for the Greenwood, Leflore County and Carroll County school districts for the 2018-19 school year were up over the previous year, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.

Dr. Tamala Boyd Shaw, executive director of Leflore Legacy Academy, left, speaks with Nakita and Chris Lee at the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. The event was held Thursday at the Leflore County Civic Center and featured a business expo, Taste of Greenwood foo…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” This inquiry fueled King’s work to make justice and equality accessible for all.  

JACKSON — A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery.

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After pleading guilty to capital murder and serving 24 years and one month behind bars, Paul Murrell Stewart saw the light of day this week.

Josh Nation, left, and Daniel Sanders with Southern Electric Corp. of Mississippi work on running conductors to a new utility pole near Pizza Hut on West Park Avenue on Wednesday. Southern Electric, based in Flowood, has been working for Greenwood Utilities since September installing steel u…

The annual march and service in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is scheduled for this Sunday.

WASHINGTON — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried  the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history.

Fred Wilson Jr. has been a big part of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church’s music ministry for many years, and at the age of 70, he plans to keep on going.

Advocates behind the cleanup and restoration work for the Magnolia and Good Shepherd cemeteries, located along Avenue N in southeast Greenwood, are seeking a grant to help fund their efforts.