September 2013



Greenville schools aim for an open free lunch program

Today’s the deadline to apply for free or reduced price lunch in the Greenville Public School District. Spokesperson Everett Chinn reminds parents that there is also a free breakfast that all students are eligible for. If the numbers are high enough for free breakfast, the schools may be able to…



Bolivar County seeks SWAT team

The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department hopes to create a special weapons and tactics team commonly referred to as a SWAT team for Bolivar County. Currently the closest swat team to Bolivar County is in Tunica, and officials believe a local team would benefit the county. Costs to get nine SWAT…


Delegation of Greenville citizens promotes Silver Airways

A delegation of Greenville city and business leaders spent Thursday in Tupelo promoting Silver Airways, which expanded travel to and from the Mississippi cities with service to Atlanta, which serves as a major hub. The service has been popular in its first year of operations, and Airport Director Draylan Gant…


Cleveland wins Taser appeal case

A federal appeals court has sided with the City of Cleveland and denied a family’s request to reinstate their multimillion dollar lawsuit against the police department. The family of Jermaine Williams sued, after he died in 2010 after being hit twice by police stun guns. A judge dismissed the lawsuit…




Greenville Public School District responds to D grade

The Greenville Public School District Spokesperson is responding to questions about the recent D grade for the district from the state education department. Greenville rated a D in 2012, but some had thought that recent improvements in student test scores would bring that grade up this year. Spokesperson Everett Chinn…