Leflore County’s death count from COVID-19 is more than halfway to the century mark.
Greenwood’s Municipal Court tried 115 cases concerning COVID-19 violations from May 6 through June 17, ultimately generating more than $31,000 in fines and court costs.
The Leflore County chapter of Mission Mississippi is planning a prayer gathering Saturday that the Rev. Terry Williams hopes will be a display of hope and love.
Two women are claiming a Greenwood man has been wrongfully charged with attempted murder and say they can attest to his whereabouts elsewhere at the time the alleged crime occurred.
JACKSON — Mississippi officials held a ceremony Wednesday to retire the former state flag and send it to a history museum, a day after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law removing official status from the last state banner in the U.S. that included the Confederate battle emblem.
JACKSON — With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist.
JACKSON — Netflix on Tuesday announced a $10 million investment in a Mississippi-based credit union to build economic opportunities in Black communities in the Deep South.
A $20,000 grant was presented to the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation Tuesday to help fund a survey of the surrounding areas in the Greenwood-Leflore Airport industrial park to make sure it is sustainable for further development.
JACKSON — The Mississippi flag is fading from public display in many places, even before the governor signs a bill that will retire the last state banner in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
Those trying to restore and preserve the grounds and grave markers at the Good Shepherd and Magnolia cemeteries and catalog the people buried there are continuing to make progress.
JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Health announced an additional 550 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus Friday, after record-high numbers reported the day before.
JACKSON — Legislation in the Mississippi House proposes using $50 million of the state’s federal coronavirus relief funding to improve broadband access for students in underserved areas during the pandemic.
From left, volunteers Pearline Ramsey, Jacquelyn Haley, Annie Smith, Michael Jackson and Florence Ramsey help to deliver boxes of fresh produce to drivers Thursday in front of the Greenwood Community Center. The Ramseys, Smith and Haley are members of the Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of Itta Bena T…
JACKSON — University coaches and Christian ministers filled the Mississippi Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to seize the moment and remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag while Americans are reckoning with difficult discussions about race and history.
During a work session Wednesday, the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board continued its discussion about reopening for the 2020-21 school year.
JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday, for the first time, that he probably would not stand in the way if legislators muster a large enough majority to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
The lone white member of the Leflore County Board of Supervisors says its decision to remove the Confederate monument from the courthouse grounds will hurt efforts to unite the community.
Leflore County’s jobless rate improved considerably in May, as hundreds of workers who had been sidelined the month before by COVID-19 shutdowns returned to work.
JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he’s against having two state flags — the current banner with the Confederate battle emblem that critics see as racist, and a yet-to-be-determined design that would erase Confederate images.
The Greenwood Police Department has charged a 28-year-old Greenwood man with aggravated assault in connection with Thursday morning’s shooting incident in the area of Mississippi Avenue and Alabama Street.
District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, who serves Leflore County, is encouraging felons to go through the process of getting their voting rights restored.
Two more shootings in Leflore County — one in Greenwood and another outside the city limits — occurred between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in a continuing wave of gun violence.
A report by State Auditor Shad White’s office accuses the Mississippi Department of Education of meeting graduation goals by changing how it calculates the graduation rate.
Two more shootings — one in Leflore County and one within Greenwood’s city limits — occurred between Wednesday night and early Thursday, increasing the number of shootings that have occurred since June 10 to at least six.