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The string of months indicating improvement in Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s finances ended in June when the hospital posted a loss of $1.5 million for the month, which was 62.6% worse than June of last year.

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The Greenwood City Council welcomed one of the community’s pair of new Salvation Army officers, Lt. Jason McMullin, during a meeting Tuesday. 

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Tuesday afternoon’s heavy rains may have contributed to a two-car accident at the intersection of Mississippi 7 and Carrollton Avenue that sent the driver of this sedan to Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The black SUV at the rear of the photo, driven by the woman seated under the umbrella, was t…

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A section of Walthall Street that has been blocked off for more than a year is now open halfway. 

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There’s a reason Mississippi is dubbed the hospitality state.

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Barry passed with barely a notice Monday, and if you forget about the ruined Saturday night and Sunday, the hurricane/tropical storm didn’t present much of a bother for Leflore County.

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The emergency room doctors, nurses and staff at Greenwood Leflore Hospital were recognized Monday by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for making sure stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment.

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The Federal Aviation Administration investigator looking into the July 4 crash of a single-engine plane near a private airstrip outside Vaiden will check whether the pilot’s medical certification expired more than 17 years ago.

Youth Corps members show off the work they did at Rail Spike Park as part of the city of Greenwood’s Urban Youth Project. The group, which consists of local students, will conclude their outdoors beautification work Wednesday after having worked for six weeks. Front row, from left, are Hanna…

A pair of Leflore County candidates running for a legislative seat have failed for the third straight month to file campaign finance reports on time, and it’s not because they had a lot of which to keep track.

NEW ORLEANS — Homeowners sandbagged their doors and tourists trying to get out of town jammed the airport Friday as Tropical Storm Barry began rolling in, threatening an epic drenching that could test how well New Orleans has strengthened its flood protections in the 14 years since Hurricane…

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As survivor families travel to Greenwood for the second commemoration of the Marine KC-130T crash that killed 16 servicemen outside Itta Bena, a tropical storm moving into the area has forced Saturday’s public ceremony indoors.

Terrie Dodd of Lloyd G. Oliphant & Sons painters, foreground, rolls on a coat of paint to the ceiling of a nearly empty sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church at Main and Washington streets. Major renovations of the sanctuary are underway, including installing new wiring and LED ligh…

Tropical Storm Barry promises to be a rain event rather than a wind event in Leflore County, according to the National Weather Service, but the amount of rain could cause problems.

Wayne Self, who has represented District 4 on the Leflore County Board of Supervisors for nearly 20 years, hopes to remain in office — and he explained why Wednesday night.

 The Episcopal Church of the Nativity is warning of a scam that is targeting members and attempting to get money from them by pretending to be the Rev. Peter Gray, pastor of the church.

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JACKSON — Mississippi prison officials say both men who escaped from a prison near Pearl have been recaptured.

Every weekday afternoon, Greenwood residents Mary Harris and her son, Denzell Bass, embark on a four-hour commute to work at FedEx’s world hub in Memphis.

The committee looking into Leflore County’s long-standing problem of forcing people to pay for garbage collection may have come up with a solution for the vast majority of the scofflaws.

JACKSON — Republican state Rep. Robert Foster is seizing on national headlines about his barring campaign access to a female reporter through paid social media posts and a campaign fundraising email.

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American Public Media, producers of an “In the Dark” podcast about the murder trials of Curtis Giovanni Flowers, is reporting that another key witness against Flowers has recanted her testimony tying him to the 1996 killings of four people in Winona.

A two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Claiborne Avenue and U.S. 82 sent five people to Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Five Greenwood Police Department squads responded to the accident, with some assisting those injured while others tried to keep traffic moving at the busy i…

JACKSON — Mississippi government collected nearly 5% more money during the state budget year that recently ended than it did the previous year.

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Christopher Benson High, an escaped inmate from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility who was convicted in Carroll County, remained at large Monday evening, along with another inmate from the Rankin County prison.

OXFORD — The National Transportation Safety Board is checking maintenance records and gathering other information about a single-engine airplane that crashed in northern Mississippi and killed the 18-year-old pilot.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Emmett Till Memorial Commission in Sumner is receiving a portion of more than $1.6 million in grants that will go to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve black history.

The following cases were disposed of in the June 19, 2019, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

Despite the July heat and humidity, Greenwood residents found ways to enjoy themselves for Independence Day on Thursday with family activities, food and games.

CARROLLTON — The Carrollton Community House, which has been a source of pride in the community since its construction as a Works Progress Administration project in the 1930s, has been recognized for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

An Alabama man has expressed his appreciation after a man accused of stealing his vehicle was arrested by Carroll County deputies.

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The assessed value of property in Leflore County increased overall by 2.1% in the past year, a fairly standard change that still could result in a lowering of the mills that will fund the newly consolidated school district.

Jackson Pannell prepares to hold up at third base as Trey Jones stops the shortstop from making a too-late relay throw during Tuesday night action at Church League Softball at Whittington Park. Pannell made it from first to third as his team, St. John’s United Methodist Church, took an early…

Leflore County Chancery Clerk Christine Lymon has quietly withdrawn her name from the Aug. 6 Democratic primary after deciding not to seek re-election and will retire from the county after 34 years.

Greenwood firefighters respond to a house fire at 530 Taylor Drive. The department received the call around 5 p.m. Monday. The blaze resulted in heavy smoke and water damage throughout the house, according to a fire report.