Mayor Cox speaks out about the new city budget

Greenville Mayor John Cox is speaking out about the recently-approved budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The budget passed by the City Council last week includes a 2 mill property tax increase and a 2 dollar mosquito abatement fee to be tacked on to monthly water bills.


Future School Board members need to file TODAY

Today’s the filing deadline for folks who wish to occupy vacant seats on some school boards in Washington County. Seats are open in the Leland, Hollandale, and Western Line districts. Eligible candidates, who present 50 resident signatures to the Circuit Court’s office by the end of business today, will help…


September 13th will be a big day for local school districts

The State Education Department will release letter grades for districts and schools on the 13th. Last year, the department graded schools for the first time and the results ranged from disappointing to shocking, such as when every school in Leland rated an F. This year, after some dramatic gains in…


The City of Leland is considering going smoke free

A plan under consideration by the Board of Aldermen would ban smoking in all commercial and public buildings, including restaurants and bars. Proponents say there are financial benefits to the proposal, such as grants that are available to smokefree communities. A public hearing on the issue is scheduled for September…





City seeks arson investigator

The Greenville City Council has approved Fire Chief Ruben Brown’s request for a full-time arson detective. After a recent problem with arson in the city, Brown called for an arson investigator who will work to solve and prevent such fires. Officials said motivation for arson can range from vandalism to…