Bridge Still Under Construction

  For those drivers who travel across the Mississippi River bridge, construction crews working on the bridge will not be leaving until spring. Workers have been performing maintenance on the five-year-old bridge to extend its life span. Until construction is complete, the eastbound lanes of the bridge will reduce to…




Greenville Welcomes Small Business

(Greenville, MS) — The city of Greenville is welcoming a new yarn shop. Peaceful Strings held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday morning. The brand new yarn shop is located on South Ninth Street. The store features yarn, accessories and embroidery supplies. Classes are also available at the shop for those interested…


Indianola Home Destroyed in Fire

(Indianola, MS) — Not much is left of an Indianola home after an early morning fire. Firefighters were called to a home on Lincoln Avenue just before 1 a.m. yesterday and when they arrived, the home was completely engulfed in flames. They quickly put the fire out but had to…


Boil Water Alert Lifted

(Hollandale, MS) — Hollandale residents can safely drink their water again. According to Deputy Director Tammy Reed, the precautionary boil water alert has been lifted. The alert affected more than 2,000 customers who get their drinking water from the Washington System in Washington County. Officials issued the alert after a…



Warming Shelter Available

(Clarksdale, MS) — The city of Clarksdale in Coahoma County opened the Civic Auditorium on East Second Street as a warming center. Officials require all persons to check in at the Central Fire Station at 221 Desoto Ave. right beside the auditorium. The county says their aim is to provide…


Jobless claims on the rise in Washington County

The unemployment rate in Greenville was unchanged from October to November while Washington County’s rate moved up a bit. The slight increase from October to November was up from 9.3 to 9.6 percent. The latest information was released from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. There are jobs available in…


Rosedale resident dies in Highway 61 wreck

Rosedale resident has died in a collision on U.S. Highway 61. Police say 50-year-old Henry Butler was operating an MDOT work truck and traveling north near Shaw on Tuesday when he collided with a freightliner and died at the scene from multiple injuries. The other driver, 39-year-old Lonnie Wilkerson of…