Greenville’s 2014 homicide rate rises

Greenville’s homicide rate for 2014 rose from six to seven after a fatal shooting on Monday. 52-year-old Darryl McCrae was found lying on Carrie Stern Lane at about 11pm suffering from fatal gunshot wounds. Those who knew him said he worked at Shoney’s Restaurant and was a former Marine. Police…

Greenville plans for the future

Now that the new year is here, Greenville is looking ahead to the future with the 20-year comprehensive plan. Bob Barber with Orion Planning Group of Colorado, which drafted the plan, tells Delta Radio News it’s about more than just than economic development. The 20-year strategic plan was approved by…

Funeral held for teen murder victim

Funeral services have been held for Brandon Lockridge, Greenville’s sixth homicide victim of 2014. He had just recently turned 17 years old when he was fatally struck in a North Broadway apartment by bullets that were fired from outside. The funeral was held at True Vine MB Church.

Harlow’s celebrates New Year’s Eve

Harlow’s Casino Resort and Spa and the Make A Wish Foundation are planning a New Year’s Eve Celebration at the casino tonight. Proceeds will help grant wishes made by Mississippi children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Districts seek settlement

Both sides in a lawsuit over state funding for education are seeking to avoid a trial. The 21 schools districts in the lawsuit are seeking a summary judgment, while the state is seeking a dismissal of the case. The school districts, which include Greenville and Jackson, say the state has…

A Teen Summit is planned in Greenville on Monday

The event is hosted by the Greenville Renaissance Scholars and will be held at noon at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. The summit will focus on current events, such as recent tragedies involving police officers, and give young people the opportunity to ask questions and give their opinions.