Washington County boosts pay for the lowest-paid workers

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has approved wage increases for county employees who currently earn less than 10.10 per hour. After the federal government raised minimum wage for federal contractors from 7.25 per hour to 10.10 per hour, Washington County decided it would follow suit. Currently, fewer than 15…



Trouble for a Cleveland American Legion Post

American Legion Post 1776 is the subject of an investigation into numerous violations of the Mississippi Charitable Solicitations Act. The alleged violations involve a failure to pay at least 65-percent of net proceeds from events at Bingo Baby to charities. Former Post employee Morgan Shands is under investigation for the…



Arrests made in motorist shooting

Greenville Police have made arrests and issued warrants for others following the shooting of a motorist who then crashed into a house on Reed Road on Friday night. The motorist, Detrick Plummer of Greenville, was hospitalized in Jackson in critical condition at last check. Police arrested 22-year-old Hershel Nall of…




Greenville Public Schools have sessions planned

The Greenville Public School District’s Office of Special Services has two sessions planned today to update parents and the public about the resources that are available for special needs students. The sessions start at 3:30 and 4:30 at the Manning Complex. Officials will also outline their special education budget for…



Teacher pay raises rejected

The Mississippi House has declined to pass teacher raises and instead sent the bill authorizing the raises back to a committee for further negotiation. It does not mean the measure won’t eventually pass, but it does represent a setback for supporters who assumed that the bill was headed for an…