U.S. Highway 82 shooting under investigation

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting on U.S. Highway 82 near the Washington/Sunflower County line that left one man injured. The family of 30-year-old Travis Whitacre reported that he was involved in an argument in Leland on Friday and was being driven to Indianola when a…



Mississippi River days away from cresting

They say they are not worried about localized flooding, but officials are keeping an eye on the Mississippi River, which could crest on Wednesday. At last measure, it was slightly below 47 feet, and could hit 48.5 by mid-week. Flooding concerns don’t come into play unless the river surpasses the…


A former Leland mayor wins the democratic primary

Following Tuesday’s primary, former Mayor Barbara Brooks led incumbent James Lowe by six votes, but there were still dozens of outstanding affidavit votes. After the affidavit votes were counted, the margin shifted to 484 votes for Brooks and 448 for Lowe. Brooks previously served as mayor but lost the Democratic…


The Greenville Public School District ends early release Wednesdays

The Greenville Public School District is discontinuing early release Wednesdays. Elementary school students had been dismissed at noon every Wednesday, and older students on a staggered schedule. All remaining Wednesdays for the last part of the school year will be extended to full days, to give students more instruction time…




Affidavit votes could decide Leland Mayoral Race

Affidavit votes could decide the Leland Mayoral Race. Following Tuesday’s election, former mayor Barbara Brooks is ahead of incumbent James Lowe by six votes. However, there are 80 affidavit votes that could alter the outcome. They are due to be counted late this afternoon.