February 2015

Author Anne Moody is being remembered

She died earlier this month at the age of 74 after a battle with dementia. In 1968, she published the bestselling “Coming of Age in Mississippi” in which she describes the sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in which two high school students dragged her off the stool and across…



Winter weather prompts safety warnings

Winter weather has local law enforcement calling for increased caution on the roads. The State Emergency Operations Center is reminding residents to be prepared for possible power outages and to keep a fully stocked emergency supply kit on hand. Residents were also asked to help check on neighbors who are…



Salvation Army re-opens cold weather shelter

Calling it a potentially life-saving measure, the Greenville Salvation Army has re-opened its cold weather shelter, and will keep it open until temperatures rise. Salvation Army officials say homeless people were at risk of freezing to death, so they will be given a place to sleep and some hot meals…



Mayor Cox says no to a re-election bid

Greenville Mayor John Cox has announced that he will not seek reelection. He made the surprise announcement in a letter released to the media Monday evening. In the letter, he called it a very difficult decision that has come after much deliberation. Cox has been mayor since October 2012 shortly…


Pedestrian killed on MLK Boulevard

Police say a Greenville man has died after a hit and run accident on Martin Luther King Boulevard on Saturday night. Police believe 58-year-old Albert Smith had just left Bing’s Grocery Store and was walking home when he was struck. He was found lying in the southbound lane of the…