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Greenville delays vote on rules for to-go cups of alcohol

Most of the people speaking at a public meeting in Greenville last week favored creation of a "leisure and recreation district" downtown, away from residential areas,the Delta Democrat-Times reported. Some expressed concerns about how rules would be enforced.


Washington County Economic Alliance breaks ground on a multi-million dollar, 84-room, Tru by Hilton

Greenville, MS – The Washington County Economic Alliance (WCEA) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the development of a Tru by Hilton in Greenville, MS. Through a development partnership of the Chawla and Retzer familes, the new hotel will bolster 84 rooms through a multi-million d

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Community college pays $75,000 to settle discrimination suit

MOORHEAD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi community college will pay a counselor $75,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit.

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Buchana closes out Sunflower Saturday Night

Most definitely, the 46-year-old who debuted as a teenage lead singer for the gospel group “Mighty Suns of God” is on top of the world with cross-country bookings and 17 recorded albums, including smash hit singles “Back Up Lover” and “Two Steps Behind.”


Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds.


Queen City of the Delta

There's not much traffic on Washington Avenue in downtown Greenville, Miss., on this early August afternoon. I park along the 400 block and have no problem crossing a wide street that would have been filled with cars 50 years ago. My destination is Benjy Nelken's Greenville History Museum. The door


Sunflower to celebrate ‘Razorblade’, Veal

The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival will pay tribute to two of its greats, Josh “Razorblade” Stewart and C.V. Veal, this weekend. The two died earlier this year.


Cash-strapped city gives $12.5K to MACE

Despite a tight budget and the possibility of increasing tax millage and sewer rates for residents, the City of Greenville on Tuesday donated $12,500 to the Mississippi Action for Community Education (MACE) for its annual blues festival.


Crews begin work to fix sinking manhole

Since early June, motorists have had to follow a detour as they maneuver around downtown Greenville and unfortunately, it looks like they will have to abide by those routes until fall.


2018 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

In 1981, at the age of 18, Spiller attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark.“I started out in music. But they can’t teach me anything I didn’t already know. So I became an art education major”.


Participants in 2018 National Night Out

Shenic Collins, a student medical assistant for Urgent & Primary Care of Clarksdale, left, sits with 8-tear-olds Jayla Peterson, center, and Lauren Thomas.


Two arrested in drug investigation

Deputies Kevin Lenard Thompson, aka Lil Man, and Leonard Bass on drug charges.


Moving Grain: Weekly Barge Tonnages Decline

Weekly Grain Barge Tonnages DeclineFor the week ending August 4, barge tonnages on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers dropped 10 percent compared to the previous week.


Skaggs takes over as pastor at FUMC Indianola

Skaggs, who took over as lead pastor at First United Methodist Church in Indianola this summer, said that he felt the calling as far back as high school, but God used a number of opportunities outside of the ministry to prepare him for the pulpit.


4 Arrested in Connection to Monticello Break-ins

According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, Zhakhiel Kelly, 27, Brandon Shirnes, 20, Joey Ellis, 24, and Winifred Bowers, 26, were charged with Breaking and Entering, Theft of Property and Criminal Trespass.


Municipal Offices Filing Deadline Approaches

This November, municipal offices are on the ballot and the deadline for potential candidates to file is August 17.The offices of Hamburg mayor, six city council seats, city clerk/treasurer and city attorney are voted on this year.In order to run for municipal office, potential candidates must be a q


Tradition continues at Morehouse Parish field day

BONITA, La. (LSU AgCenter) -(8/7/18) What began as a simple idea 16 years ago as a way to bring African-American farmers and landowners together to explore ways to increase farm productivity has become an annual event highlighting ongoing research, industry updates and emerging issues in agriculture


Dinner at Southern Arkansas University will honor Dr. Terry Stinson

The Rankin College of Business at Southern Arkansas University will host a special dinner honoring long-time accounting professor Dr. Terrye Stinson.The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, August 24 in the Grand Hall of the Reynolds Center.Stinson began her teaching career at SAU in 1980. In addit


Charges Dropped for 1 of 3 Arrested in Monday Murder

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — One of the three men arrested by Greenville Police is free after a judge dismissed all charges against him. 19-year-old Monkevious Williams was arrested Tuesday along with two other men and charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Da


Loss of Grant Removes After School Program

The Hamburg School District will have to wait another school year to continue the after-school program due to lack of funding.Prior to the 2017-2018 school year, Hamburg schools had received the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant for 18 years; the funding ended after 2016.Program co-coord