Articles by Lauren Davis

Birthday celebration today to honor Fannie Lou Hamer

The sounds of “This little light of mine” are slated to fill the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden this morning when the voting rights pioneer is honored during the 38th annual celebration marking her birthday. It was Hamer’s favorite song. Music during the 10 am event in Ruleville is to…



Public safety takes center stage in Greenville

In wake of a pair of deadly shootings this week in Greenville, the Mayor called a special city council meeting yesterday afternoon to discuss public safety. Local police Thursday detailed how 18 year old Michael Smith Jr died Wednesday from gunshot wounds suffered at or near the Double Quick on…


Council targets parked semis

Some Greenville City Council members have asked the police department to crack down on tractor-trailers parking on private property. They say drivers have turned the former Kroger parking lot on US 82 into their own personal truck stop. The police were asked to do more to prevent trucks from spending…


Today’s the day for Leland Trick or Treaters

Leland has moved its trick or treating hours to today due to other activities planned for tomorrow. Costumed kids are invited to trick or treat in Leland between 4 and 8 pm today. Greenville and Cleveland will trick or treat tomorrow.





Volunteers keep Cleveland beautiful

Keep Cleveland Beautiful kicks off today. It’s the largest cleanup event taking place in the state. Volunteers will pick up trash and debris, remove graffiti and renovate playgrounds. The cleanup is meant to beautiful the city and attract the other benefits of cleanliness, such as reduced crime and improved economic…


Greenville gets a no for a local sales tax

Mississippi lawmakers are nearing the end of their three-month legislative session. A Senate committee has declined to advance a bill that would have allowed Greenville and Hattiesburg to set a 1-percent local sales taxes on top of the 7-percent the state already charges. Cities are allowed to set a local…