Alleged carjacker hears his sentence

A Greenville man is headed to prison for carjacking and other charges. 21-year-old John Buie (boo-ee) drew nine and a half years in federal prison for armed carjacking and other charges. He was arrested in March 2013 after a robbery in which a stolen vehicle came crashing through The Sportsman…

Six injured in US 82 Wreck

Six people were injured when two cars collided on US 82 near Delta Village on Saturday morning. Police said the collision occurred when 74-year-old Alice Williams of Metcalfe was attempting to turn left into a private drive and was struck by a vehicle operated by 38-year-old Lathesia Lockhidge of Greenwood….

Dragon Boats to arrive in Greenville

Greenville is adding another festival to its summer offerings. The first Mississippi Delta Dragon Boat Festival will be held this August. Organizers say it will bolster the local economy and pay tribute to the local Chinese-American community. They say it’s part of Governor Bryant’s call for 2014 to the be…

Dates set for Second Amendment Tax Holiday

Mississippi’s first Sportsmen Weekend has been set for the late summer. The sales tax holiday has been set for September 5th to the 7th. Firearms, ammunition, hunting supplies and related accessories will be exempted from the usual state sales tax. A previous version of the bill authorizing the tax holiday…

Greenville approves new streetlights

The Greenville City Council has approved the installation of up to 50 new street lights to help improve public safety. The police department will be consulted about the best spots for the new lights. They will add an estimated 6-thousand dollars yearly to the city’s electric bill.