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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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.

United Way of Leflore County brought in a new president along with the new year.

Jeffery Curry fixes a hole in the concrete by the Double Quick store on U.S. 82 on Thursday.

JACKSON — Mississippi’s new lieutenant governor, Republican Delbert Hosemann, said immediately after his inauguration Thursday that he wants to work with all lawmakers to improve education, enact pay raises for state employees and address problems in a state’s prison system that has been roc…

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One prisoner strangled another to death while other inmates cheered the killing. Two convicts escaped a dilapidated building by walking out an open door. Maximum-security detainees freely roamed hallways, beating and threatening others.

Piles of junk and trash, including old clothes, tattered furniture and broken toilets, are plaguing some beautiful scenery near Lake Henry.

During its first work session of the new year, members of the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board looked at data from the district’s fall semester report.

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Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams told the City Council on Tuesday that the city’s deficit for the previous fiscal year was $225,000, the highest she’s seen since she’s been in office.

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators on Tuesday began their four-year term facing the challenge of a cash-strapped and chronically understaffed prison system that has been rocked by violence in recent days.

JACKSON — Prisoner advocates are calling on the federal government to investigate Mississippi’s prison system for possible civil rights violations, saying the violence of recent days highlights deliberate violations of inmates’ constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.

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A $3,500 cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or arrests in the shooting death of a Greenwood man last year.

The Leflore County Board of Supervisors has decided to give at least temporarily the county’s new chancery clerk the additional duties of county administrator and comptroller while the board decides whether to make the arrangement permanent.

JACKSON — The leader of Mississippi’s underfunded prison system was pleading with lawmakers for money to hire more guards and pay them better in 2012 when he warned, “I see trouble down the road.”

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Greenwood area state legislators are preparing for discussion of education, infrastructure and other topics in the session that begins this week.

CARROLLTON — A crowd  gathered in the second-floor courtroom of the Carroll County Courthouse on Friday to thank retiring Chancery Clerk Stanley “Sugar” Mullins and celebrate his work.

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Despite periodic rainfall throughout the day Thursday, and a flash flood warning issued by the Jackson bureau of the National Weather Service, Greenwood had no problems with flooding, according to a city official.

Don Muchow is in the business of breaking records, but it’s not in a way you might think.