TL Weston repairs are complete

Greenville Public School District officials say repairs at the T.L. Weston Ninth Grade Academy are now complete. The school was damaged on October 17, 2012 by a storm that blew through the area. The roof, several classrooms and a bus barn sustained water and structural damage. The school remained open…


Candidates seek mayoral office in Hollandale

Five candidates have emerged to run for mayor of Hollandale, a position which became open when Mayor Bill Willis died of cancer last month. The five candidates who will run for mayor are: Willie Burnside, Freddie Love, Frank Bailey, Etter Anderson and Napoleon Hunter. The special election is set for…



Storm death in Coahoma County

A Coahoma County resident has died in a storm that swept through the area on Saturday. Officers said John Sanders was sleeping in a mobile home in Rena Lara when a storm knocked the mobile home over. He did not survive his injuries. Three adults and two children in a…



There’s trouble at the top at Alcorn State University

The School’s president, Christopher Brown, has resigned amid an investigation into purchasing practices. His resignation follows the resignations of special assistant for university initiatives Jeremy Mason and Chief Financial Officer Betty Roberts. State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office is now involved in the investigation, which could be a sign that civil…


Health Department issues a flu warning

State health officials are warning that serious flu complications are being seen in young adults this season. While the flu is considered particularly dangerous for people over the age of 65, health officials say they are seeing a number of serious complications in flu patients who are under 65.



Santa needs some help in Washington County

The local Salvation Army is still looking for help to make sure that Washington County’s needy children get Christmas gifts this year. Hundreds of volunteers have selected an angel from a tree with a child’s age and something he or she would like for Christmas. But there are still hundreds…