August 2013


September 13th will be a big day for local school districts

They are expecting letter grades from the state Department of Education. Last year, many schools and entire districts got disappointing grades as low as F from the state. After newly-released figures showed improvement in Language Arts, Math and Science among many grade levels, school districts are hoping for improvement in…


Greenville man arrested in Clay Street shooting

Greenville Police have made an arrest in a shooting incident on Clay Street. 35-year-old Willie Perry was located during a traffic stop and arrested for Monday night’s shooting. The victim, 33-year-old Gregory White, was shot in the upper thigh and survived the incident. He was allegedly trying to break up…





Greenville residents object to tax rate increase

Residents turned out at a Greenville City Council meeting to voice their objections to a proposed two-mill property tax levy increase. Councilors said they considered cutting employment, but it would have interred with services so they opted for the property tax increase. A vote on a final budget is set…



Suspect held in Renova killing

Police say 26-year-old Callie Ware was shot and killed outside her home on Daisy Street during an altercation with a group of women. The father of one of those women allegedly got involved in the dispute and shot Ware to death. 63-year-old L.M. Birge remains in custody facing at least…


Trial of Lawrence Reed to Possibly take place in Quitman County

The trial of Lawrence Reed, accused of killing Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, will likely take place in Quitman county. Because Reed told investigators that he killed McMillian outside of Marks and dumped the body in Coahoma county in late February, circuit judge Charles Webster transferred prosecution to the venue…