Governor Bryant is weighing in on a same-sex divorce case

Lauren Czekala-Chatham wants the state to recognize her marriage to a woman she wed legally in San Francisco in 2008 for the purposes of obtaining a divorce. A court found that the state cannot grant a divorce to a marriage not considered legal, although the women could divorce in California….



Council splits on Festival donation

The City of Greenville will contribute 10-thousand dollars to the upcoming Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival following a split vote in the City Council. Three councilors voted in favor of the 10-thousand dollars, while two others were opposed on the grounds that the city can’t afford it. Last year,…



Young men arrested in home invasion

Greenville Police have arrested two young men for a home invasion and armed robbery on Havana Street last month during which a 75-year-old woman was forced to hand over a hundred dollars in cash at gunpoint. 20-year-old Chadwin Green and a 16-year-old whose name was not given due to his…



Cleveland resident arrested in year old murder case

The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest in the murder of Colby McCline, nicknamed Goo, at the Sunset Village Apartment Complex in Cleveland in September 2013. 20-year-old Laplose Thompson of Cleveland, who goes by the nickname Corky, now faces charges in the fatal shooting. Law enforcement officials said…




Washington County passes tax increase free budget

A few weeks away from the new fiscal year, the Washington County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget that does not increase taxes. The County will operate on a budget that is worth a little under 40 million dollars during the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year, which starts October…