City Council reviewing 20-year plan

The Greenville City Council is reviewing a 20-year strategic plan for the city. A consultant with Colorado-based Orion Planning Group provided the council with an update on the plan, which examines possibilities for renewal in the city. The plan recommends the creation of a Greenville Planning Consortium, which would be…





Former Parks and Rec director pleads guilty

A former director of the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Yvette Yeager was accused of stealing 85-thousand dollars from the city over a nearly five year period from October 2007 to September 2012 through a system that involved fraudulent receipts for cash and checks. She…


Murder suspect mistakenly released

A suspect in a capital murder case was mistakenly released from the Washington County Jail Wednesday evening. 24-year-old Johnny Stephney was taken back into custody about one hour later after the mistake was discovered. Another man was also mistakenly released, and he was still being sought at last check. It…



Sunflower County joins school funding lawsuit

The Sunflower County School District has signed on to a multi-district lawsuit against the State Education Department over school funding. Greenville and Leland had already joined the lawsuit previously. It asks the state to live up to the funding required by the formula set by the Mississippi Adequate Education Program,…



Beautification projects underway in Greenville

Volunteers from other states have arrived in Greenville to spend three weeks on beautification projects as part of the Americorp service program. They’ll paint playground equipment, landscape at several intersections and make improvements to the city’s animal shelter. They’ll also work on the third annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival set…