Squatters get their water shut off

Water has been turned off at the mostly vacant SouthSide Garden Apartments in Greenville to encourage any remaining squatters to move out. The City Council has voted to order all squatters out within 30 days, although the water was turned off on Wednesday as an incentive to move out right…




Amnesty program underway in Metcalfe

Metcalfe officials are hoping more people will take advantage of an amnesty offer this month to pay off their unpaid fines without any additional fees. The town is hoping to clear up more than 100-thousand dollars in unpaid fines through the amnesty program, which expires on October 31st. Warrants will…




Districts sign on to school funding lawsuit

More school districts statewide have signed on to the lawsuit against the state education department which accuses it of not funding local districts to the level that is required under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Jackson Public Schools have joined, which now replaces Greenville as the largest district in the…



Supervisor faces public uproar

Paul Watson has resigned as president of the Washington County Board of Supervisors but will remain on the board as a regular member, after an outcry over his use of the n-word in a public setting to describe a female employee of the Washington County Jail. More than 40 people…


Health Department confirms more West Nile Virus

The Health Department has confirmed three new human cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, which bring 2014’s totals to 43 cases and five deaths. Locally, cases remain at one each in Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington Counties. West Nile ranges from mild to serious and is often mistaken for the…