Greenville hires new Water Department Director.

The city has announced that Jessie Whitley has been hired as head of the Water Department, a position that became open when Korey Adams resigned to take a position at a job corps center in Little Rock. Whitley previously worked at Trustmark Bank, Mississippi Blood Services and Delta Foundation. He’s…


Time is running out for Harvey Franklin

Time is running out for former Greenville Public School Superintendent Harvey Franklin, who is required to report to a federal facility by Monday to begin serving his 76 months in a bribery case. He pleaded guilty to charges that he influenced the school board into purchasing a reading program for…



Indianola homicide under investigation

Police are investigating the murder of a 34-year-old man who was shot at Canterbury Apartments on December 28th. Police reported that Brandon Newton was shot twice and passed away from those injuries a short time later. Police are seeking a suspect who is described as the victim’s ex-girlfriend.


Bryant wants to start drug-testing

Governor Bryant has told the Associated Press that he wants the state to start drug-testing welfare recipients, adding that if he were in a position where he needed to rely on welfare, he would be willing to take such a test. Previous proposals to drug test welfare recipients in Mississippi…


Greenville homicide rate reaches 10 for 2013

Greenville Police are still investigating the tenth and final homicide of 2013. 24-year-old LaMarcus Scott was shot to death in the parking lot of the P and M Lounge on December 28th. Greenville’s first homicide of 2013 occurred back on January 18th, when 40-year-old Christopher Walls was shot on McAllister…