May 2014


Federal program to feed Mississippi kids this summer

The Department of Agriculture has announced plans to serve two million meals to Mississippi school kids this summer. The Summer Food Service Program aims to provide two meals per day per child to help fill the summer gap, when kids no longer have access to free breakfast and lunch programs…


New Superintendent on duty in Bolivar County

A new Superintendent has joined the North Bolivar Consolidated School District. Johnnie Vick was previously principal of I.T. Montgomery Elementary School, which rose from a school that been rated with a F by the state to a B under his tenure. He also teaches history at Coahoma Community College. His…


Local unemployment rate hits four and a half year low

Local unemployment rates are on the decline. Latest data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security indicates that Washington County’s jobless rate for April fell to 11.6 percent, the lowest it’s been since December 2008. In Greenville, last month’s unemployment stood at 11.8 percent, down from 13.6 percent in April…



Police seek help ID-ing body

Bolivar County authorities are seeking information about the man whose body was found in the Mississippi River near Shelby by a fisherman on Monday evening. The man did not have ID on him. Authorities say he was a black man about 35 to 50 years old and may have been…


Hydrants pass inspection

Recent tests on all hydrants in Greenville found just 32 that didn’t meet operational standards, as opposed to the 200 that were found to be non-operational in 2010. The number of hydrants in working condition can affect a city’s fire rating, which in turn affects residential insurance rates. On a…




Body found in the River

The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of a body in the Mississippi River. The individual was a black male who appeared to have been in the water for a while. He did not have identification on him. The body has been sent to the Mississippi State Crime…