October 2015





Greenville is planning for more riverboat traffic

Two steamboat companies have helped to make this a popular tourist destination. Visitors are attracted to the music culture as well as the areas historical heritage. Local steamboat tour coordinator Anne Martin says visitors can easily fill three big buses with steamboat passengers wanting to visit museums, listen to music…


Greenville police investigating an attempted murder

Four Washington County men have been taken into custody and each are currently being held on a 100- thousand dollar bond. An attempted murder earlier in the week has led to the charges. Justice Court Judge Cedric Bush set bonds for 31- year old Jamie Russell, 30- year old Jeremy…



Mississippi’s fourth grade reading and math scores have improved on the latest Nation’s Report Card, bucking a national trend of declines

Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress were released yesterday. The exams, given to a cross-section of students nationwide, are considered one of the most reliable ways of comparing academic performance across the state. Mississippi’s scores remain near the bottom on fourth and eighth grade tests of reading and…


Aggravated assault equals fifteen years

A Greenville man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and shooting into a dwelling. 21- year old Luther E. Johnson was indicted in April on the two count charge by District Attorney Dewayne Richardson. A Washington County grand jury heard him confess to shooting James Monroe when he fired into a…