January 2013


Greenville to enforce juvenile curfew laws

Greenville Mayor John Cox says the city will make a renewed push to enforce existing juvenile curfew laws in an effort to help reduce the rate of crimes involving juveniles. Currently, individuals under the age of 18 must be off the streets from 11pm to 6am Sunday through Thursday and…


It’s the last day on the job for Greenville’s Fire Chief

Lee Gordon enters retirement today, after 25 years with the Greenville Fire Department. He says it started when a friend suggested he submit an application to the Fire Department. Gordon says his decision to retire was prompted by reaching his 25th year, and wanting to give someone else a chance…


Washington County cleaning up after thunderstorms

Washington County is picking up after thunderstorms, strong winds and steady rain passed through the area Tuesday night. Most damage was minor, although there were some downed trees and pockets of power loss. The storm spared Bolivar County, with no substantial damage reported.


John Smith Veazey, 70, of Cleveland, MS

John Smith Veazey, 70, of Cleveland, MS, passed away at Bolivar Medical Center on Friday, January 25, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Veazey was born in Alligator, MS on February 9, 1942, to Smith Veazey and Annie Louise Gammill. He was married to…


Agnes Ivene Cummings, 98, of Converse, TX

Agnes Ivene Cummings, 98, of Converse, TX, formerly of Rosedale, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Beulah Cemetery…


Mrs. Maggie Jackson Reed, 98, of Boyle

Mrs. Maggie Jackson Reed, 98, of Boyle, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Bolivar Medical Center. Visitation will be 1:00-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services will immediately follow beginning at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January, 23, 2013 at Ray Funeral Home with…



Vivian Marguerite Long (Jones), 97, of Columbus, MS

Vivian Marguerite Long (Jones), 97, of Columbus, MS, passed away in Columbus, MS on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Gunter and Peel Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. A Celebration of Life Services will follow beginning at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 22, 2013,…


J.C. (Jim) Mallard, Sr., 86, of Benoit, passed

J.C. (Jim) Mallard, Sr., 86, of Benoit, passed away in Cleveland, MS, on Monday, January 14, 2013. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Central Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Cooper…