October 2013

Board of Supervisors approves plan for new radio system

The Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Greenville City Council have approved a plan to join a new statewide radio system and upgrade the area’s EMS devices. The current system was described as so obsolete replacement parts are no longer available. The switch to a new system with new…



Third death from West Nile

The State Department of Health has confirmed a third death from the West Nile Virus. The patient who died was a resident of Forrest County. A previous death was reported in Bolivar County and involved an elderly resident of Shelby. So far, there have been 43 confirmed human cases of…



Greenville re-opens Parks and Rec Director search

The City of Greenville has extended the deadline to apply for the top position in the Parks and Recreation Department. Officials said the previous search that had a deadline of October 15th did not turn up enough candidates, so they extended the deadline to November first. The search for a…


Greenville has changed trick or treating hours to today

With severe weather being predicted for Halloween, Greenville officials didn’t want ghosts and goblins to miss out. Trick or treating hours have now been changed to 4 to 8 this evening. Forecasters said locally heavy rainfall is probable for tomorrow night, so city officials made the decision to move the…



The flu arrives in Mississippi

The state Health Department has confirmed the early arrival of the first cases of the flu. Flu season usually peaks from January to March. The first cases are influenza A, a type which is covered by the current flu vaccine.