March 2014


DC Meeting focuses on the Mississippi River

Greenville Mayor John Cox is back from Washington DC, where he met with congressional representatives and other mayors from cities along the Mississippi River to discuss the issues that affect the health and vitality of the River. The Mississippi River’s annual economic impact on the country is estimated at 200…




Women on duty with Shelby fire

It’s been 18 years since Shelby has had a female firefighter. Now, it has two. 33-year-old Dorothy Cleveland and 24-year-old Jarlicia Scott, who are both residents of Shelby, have joined the town’s Volunteer Fire Department to assist the community and to encourage other young women to explore firefighting.


Greenville resident stabbed in attempted robbery

A Greenville resident is hospitalized with stab wounds after an attempted robbery Tuesday on North Harvey Street. 48-year-old Rickey Brown told investigators he was trying to get his vehicle restarted when a man in a gray shirt approached him demanding money. He was reportedly cut on his stomach, neck, right…



Late start date a no-go

Local school districts will not have to start the 2014 – 2015 school year in late August, after the Governor signed a bill that negates a previous law that would have required the school year to start no earlier than the third Monday in August. Tourism officials had called for…


The Special Olympics get started in Greenville tomorrow

Opening ceremonies are planned for 9am Friday at Washington School. About 150 athletes who are 8 to 74 years old will compete in various events. The Special Olympics were started in 1962 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of the slain President, as a way to showcase the talents of athletes…


Second fatal shooting of the year in Greenville

Greenville Police are investigating the city’s second fatal shooting of 2014. The victim, identified as 22-year-old Kendrick James, was shot once in the back on East Gloster Street. A second victim was shot in the arm and leg and was hospitalized.