Five Lake Ferguson homes to be demolished

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is moving ahead with a plan to demolish five Lake Ferguson properties damaged during the May 2011 flood along the Mississippi River. FEMA offered the homeowners 75-percent of fair market value, and five accepted. The Board of Supervisors has accepted a bid of more…



Cleveland residents arrested in assault case

Two men and a woman have been arrested in Cleveland for a kidnapping, assault and robbery in August. Police believe the three suspects concocted a story that the victim had tried to rape the woman and that she hit him over the head with a lamp in self-defense, in order…



Bond set in deadly domestic violence case

Bond has been set for a Cleveland woman accused of killing her boyfriend. Bond was set at 100-thousand dollars for Tommette Perkins. The 44-year-old Cleveland woman is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend in the neck during a dispute in the Lane Street home they shared. She has not posted…





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…