Bribery plea deal rejected

An unexpected development in the case of Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble, who admitted to providing kickbacks to former Greenville School Superintendent Harvey Franklin to influence the school board into purchasing her reading program for the schools. A judge has rejected a plea agreement that would have resulted in a light…




First homicide of the year in Greenville

Greenville Police are investigating the city’s first homicide case of 2014. They identified the victim as 29-year-old Deonte Powell, who bled to death after he was shot in the arm. He was found at 2am lying outside a house on Maple Street. Police have arrested 51-year-old Alonzo Dukes, who is…




Mistakenly released inmate back in custody

A Greenville man is back in custody, months after he was mistakenly released from jail. William Mays was arrested at the Express Inn on US 82 and allegedly had a weapon on him at the time. Authorities say they’d been looking for Mays since June, when he was mistakenly released…


Popular DSU professor remembered

Delta State University is holding a memorial service today for Dr. Lawrence Lee Magee, a popular professor in the division of Management, Marketing and Business Administration for 13 years who passed away last week. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and a poet.



City employees get new timecard system

The system keeping track of Greenville city employees work hours has been upgraded. City employees are now required to clock in and out on a computerized system. The electronic timekeeping system communicates with the payroll software systems. City officials said the new timekeeping method wasn’t a response to any abuse…