December 2014

Funeral held for teen murder victim

Funeral services have been held for Brandon Lockridge, Greenville’s sixth homicide victim of 2014. He had just recently turned 17 years old when he was fatally struck in a North Broadway apartment by bullets that were fired from outside. The funeral was held at True Vine MB Church.

Harlow’s celebrates New Year’s Eve

Harlow’s Casino Resort and Spa and the Make A Wish Foundation are planning a New Year’s Eve Celebration at the casino tonight. Proceeds will help grant wishes made by Mississippi children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Districts seek settlement

Both sides in a lawsuit over state funding for education are seeking to avoid a trial. The 21 schools districts in the lawsuit are seeking a summary judgment, while the state is seeking a dismissal of the case. The school districts, which include Greenville and Jackson, say the state has…

A Teen Summit is planned in Greenville on Monday

The event is hosted by the Greenville Renaissance Scholars and will be held at noon at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. The summit will focus on current events, such as recent tragedies involving police officers, and give young people the opportunity to ask questions and give their opinions.

Gas hits five-year low

Gas has now fallen below two dollars a gallon in multiple locations around the Delta. Analysts say it’s been about five years since prices have broken the two dollar mark. Statewide, gas is averaging 2.11 a gallon, and a little less here in the Delta. The lowest price recorded locally…

The pressure’s on for a former Greenville Superintendent

Former Greenville School Superintendent Harvey Franklin has a few weeks left to come up with a 75-thousand dollar payment towards his court-ordered restitution in a bribery case. His attorney tried unsuccessfully to appeal on the grounds that Franklin simply does not have the assets and cannot make the payment. An…