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Half of third-grade students at the Greenwood and Carroll County school districts, along with more than 60% at the Leflore County Schools, failed their annual reading test. Hundreds of students face having to repeat the third grade.

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The same wet spring weather that kept farmers out of their fields across the Delta has kept city workers from maintaining the Magnolia and Good Shepherd cemeteries across from each other along Avenue N on Greenwood’s southeast side.

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People may already be staking out their favorite spots in Whittington Park for Saturday’s fifth annual I’m So Greenwood Family Picnic, a gathering of friends and family from around the county and the country.

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Retired businessman Hank Hargrove has been chosen to replace Sammy Foster on the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Board.

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Graham Boggan of Barrentine Pool works to clean Greenwood’s Eddie “Sonny” Brown Memorial Swimming Pool, at Avenue N and St. Charles Street, to get it ready for opening day. Fire Chief Marcus Banks, who oversees pool operations for the city, said he expects the pool to open within the next co…

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The finances of Greenwood Leflore Hospital continued to improve in April, mostly due to holding the line on expenses as revenue increased only slightly from last year.

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Keith Faulkner, husband, son, father, grandfather, dedicated parishioner and auto parts salesman to thousands, died early Tuesday morning at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 72.

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From left, Amanda Elzy High seniors L’Kaylah Johnson, Jeremiah McCall and Jamarkus Reed line up prior to their school’s graduation ceremony, held Tuesday night at the Leflore County Civic Center. They were three of 85 students to receive their diplomas.

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JACKSON — By the time she turned 6, Jessica Reese had been sexually abused repeatedly.

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On Monday, Bankston Elementary School held a field day for its annual Sixth-Grade Promotion Week with outdoor activities, such as football and basketball. Brittaney Boyd, a sixth-grade teacher at Bankston, organized Monday’s event by inviting football players from the teams of Mississippi Va…

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It’s impossible to interview one of the Morgan brothers without the other brother joining the conversation, finishing his brother’s sentence, reminding him of a story to illustrate a point or offering his own perspective.

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Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Wendy’s restaurant at 816 W. Park Ave. in Greenwood in preparation for its reopening on May 29.

Elmus Stockstill Jr., left, and Kevon Birdlong are Leflore County High School’s Class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. “We’ve been competing since ninth grade,” Stockstill said. “We’ve been smart since the elementary days,” Birdlong said. They were two of 45 seniors rece…

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Greenwood Leflore Hospital administrators say a plan currently under consideration by Gov. Phil Bryant could mean the difference in the hospital’s continual financial struggle.

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It’s easy to step in something unpleasant when you’re working in the garden. But maybe Debby Cooper and Cyndi Long of the Greenwood Garden Club should have worn boots when they recommended to the Leflore County supervisors that a magnolia tree in front of the county courthouse should be cut down.

Pillow Academy seniors Robert Nored Hardin, left, and Porter Buford Spell goof around prior to graduation ceremonies Friday night at the Leflore County Civic Center. Hardin and Spell were two of 43 students in the class.

J.Z. George High School seniors Carlos Martinez, Peyton Jenkins and Marqunn Watt wait for graduation ceremonies to begin Friday at the North Carrollton school.

Eighty-five Amanda Elzy High School seniors will receive their diplomas during the school’s graduation ceremony to be held Tuesday at the Leflore County Civic Center, beginning at 7 p.m.

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A nonprofit watchdog group that analyzes hospital reporting data has given Greenwood Leflore Hospital a D with regards to hospital safety, but the hospital’s administration says the report is based on old data and doesn’t reflect where the hospital is today.

February, March, April and May showers bring May flowers to this garden along Bell Avenue. Flowers like these asiatic lilies popped with Thursday’s summerlike temperatures and humidity to the delight of gardeners across the Delta. Friday’s high temperature was expected to break 90 for the fi…

At a called meeting Thursday, the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Board tried to clean up a vote at last week’s meeting to hire a design firm out of Memphis to survey employees as the first step in developing a brand for the hospital.

North New Summit School senior Kurt Franklin hugs friend Mark Shiers on Thursday during the school’s graduation ceremony. Franklin plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, and study to become a nurse anesthetist.

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A family of four was burned out of its home in Leflore County on Tuesday morning in a situation made worse by problems with calling 911 from a cellphone.

A Greenwood man was in the Leflore County Jail on a charge of manslaughter Wednesday after his indictment by a Leflore County grand jury in the death of another man in August 2017.

Greenwood police responded around midnight Tuesday to reports of several men fighting in the street near the intersection of Ash Street and Avenue I. Police said a small crowd of people had gathered at the scene, and most of them were intoxicated. A 49-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound t…

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A man and his son say they owe their lives to their pit bull after the dog alerted them Monday night that their home was on fire.

The head of Delta Streets Academy has dropped his quest to win a seat in the Mississippi Legislature, deciding that the time he would have to be away from his young family was not “doable.”

Alexis Hall, left, and Helen Roy were among the happy seniors Monday night as Carroll Academy held its graduation ceremony at the school.

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The assistant principal of Holmes County Central High School was arrested Friday and charged with statutory rape of a student at his home in Greenwood.

With members of the Greenwood City Council in the audience voicing their approval, the Leflore County Board of Supervisors on Monday selected a consulting firm to perform the initial steps that could result in the sale of Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

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Bob Provine and Jim Tackett say they’ve taken their motorcycles on trips around the United States and into Mexico together more than 50 times. Next week, they’ll join bikers from across the country as they ride from California to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A large water oak rests Friday near the front of the Grand Boulevard house owned by former Greenwood oncologist Arnold Smith. Soggy ground from heavy winter and spring rains has made trees more susceptible to uprooting.  The damage to the home’s porte cochere appeared to be modest. Smith, wh…

Carroll Academy leads off the graduation season with a baccalaureate service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Carrollton Baptist Church and commencement on Monday at 7 p.m. at the school gym.

David Abney, chairman and chief executive officer of United Parcel Service and a Pillow Academy graduate, will give the keynote address at the 84th Annual Meeting of Delta Council.

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The storms that passed through Leflore County and Greenwood Wednesday night and Thursday morning brought substantial rain to the area, but the numbers show the county dodged the worst of it. Some people in Itta Bena, however, experienced flooding that seemed a replay of late February.

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An 18-year-old Greenwood man was killed Wednesday morning when multiple gunshots were fired into an apartment in the Browning Community.