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When Leflore County’s emergency siren blew to signal a possible tornado in the area around 8 a.m. Monday, officers at the Sheriff’s Department stepped outside to see if there was a tornado. It turns out the tornado never landed but traveled in the air through the south part of the county and…

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The Rev. Scott Wright says he has enjoyed getting to know people in Greenwood since becoming pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in June, and he plans to stay involved in the community.

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It took doctors almost all of Sawyer Kimbriel’s 8 years to figure out why he wasn’t gaining weight like he should, why he would only want to eat “crunchy carbs” such as Cheerios, and why fluid kept building up in his chest.

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The autumn season brings crisp chilly weather, pumpkins, fall festivals, hay rides, football games and the arrival of the fall issue of Leflore Illustrated.

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Henry Dexter Greene, accused of manslaughter in the death of his stepson, was due to stand trial in Leflore County Circuit Court earlier this week.

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The consulting firm that is helping Greenwood and Leflore County officials decide on the future direction of Greenwood Leflore Hospital says that the last few years of multimillion-dollar losses are not only depleting reserves. They’re probably keeping the hospital from making the kinds of i…

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Gabriel Soriano, who lives near Memphis, positions concrete blocks Thursday as part of a crew building the Leflore County Humane Society’s new 6,200-square-foot animal shelter on 4.25 acres at the end of Cypress Avenue near Baldwin Road.

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A 71-year-old man threatened a demolition crew clearing vacant, dilapidated houses for the city of Greenwood by waving a rifle at the workers on Ash Street around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

A member of the audience raises his hands in response to singer Ezekiel Andrew McCall, a Greenwood native, during a Classics at First concert sponsored by First Presbyterian Church Tuesday night at the Historic Elks Building in Greenwood. McCall was accompanied by Paul Brown of Greenwood. Mc…

OXFORD — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves shook hands and posed for photos as he made his way from the Grove, the tailgating haven at the center of the University of Mississippi campus, to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the Oct. 5 homecoming bout between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Vanderbilt Commodores.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor’s advice.

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Just 10 weeks into the school year, the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District has had a major shakeup in principals and other administrators at three of its schools.

Lawrence Printing Co. marked its 100th anniversary Tuesday with a Business After Hours celebration. Enjoying the festivities are, from left, family members Alan Ellis and Adam Ellis, both Lawrence Printing vice presidents; Ann Ellis; Connie Lawrence, who was married for 64 years to now-decea…

Andrew Lopez, left, and Amod Gooch play the water racing game at St. Francis of Assisi School’s annual Fall Festival, which was held Saturday. The event serves as a fundraiser for the school.

Eric Mitchell, left, and T.W. Cooper, former political opponents, play a game of cornhole and enjoy the performance by the R&B duo Variety during Saturday’s Octoberfest in Itta Bena.

A “Blessing of the Animals” service was held Saturday in front of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The blessing was part of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. At the service are, from left, the Rev. Joachim Studwell, Melissa Homolik, who is holding her 12-…

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For at least a dozen years, there have been intermittent but unsuccessful efforts to get a homeless shelter started in Greenwood.

Alayna Gracie Turner, left, was crowned Carroll Academy’s homecoming queen Friday night. At right is her father, Dent Turner.

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Mississippi is sinking under the leadership of the Republican Party, says state Rep. Jay Hughes, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

It’s time to add another accolade to the ever-growing list for the Crystal Grill.

A playground at North New Summit School has been named for longtime administrator Susan Floyd, who was recently appointed as the school’s career development coordinator.

JACKSON — A federal judge will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi’s unique, multistep process of electing the governor and other statewide officials — an electoral process that critics say is designed to thwart black political power.

A series of concession-stand and storage-shed burglaries at Stribling Park has frustrated youth sports organizers.

Leflore County Democrats will be gearing up on Thursday for the November general election when they hold their 19th annual Beans and Greens Dinner.

For years, the one bright spot on Mississippi’s otherwise bleak health care landscape has been its reputation as a leader in childhood immunizations. Last year, 99.6% of kindergartners were fully immunized, by far the highest rate in the country.

From left, Georgia Neill, Peyton Walker, Sadie Grones and Levi Shaw dress in vintage clothing at Cotesworth on Saturday during the Carrollton Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival.

Dennie Spence lays out a blanket in preparation for Saturday’s reenactment of Civil War camp life, one of the many activities for the 2019 Carrollton Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival. The annual event includes the touring of homes in Carroll County, a historical reenactment and the unveil…

Magnolia and Good Shepherd cemeteries are slowly receiving a makeover, thanks to a committee of concerned citizens.

Natayia Edwards, center, was named Leflore County High School’s 2019 homecoming queen Friday night. She is escorted by her father, Antonio Edwards, right. At left is the school’s principal, Raymond Russell.

Antanecia Kinds, center, was named Greenwood High School’s 2019 homecoming queen Friday night. She is escorted by Darius Brown, right. At left is the school’s principal, Dr. Fletcher Harges.

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More than a month of  extra-dry weather has turned lawns brown and caused bedding plants and shrubbery to wither, but the rainless days have helped farmers.