Leland Streets slated for resurfacing

Leland is moving ahead with the first phase of its city bond and grant financed street-repair program. It involves the resurfacing of North Main Street, California Street, North Deer Creek Drive, East Third Street and others. Some need to have leaking water lines repaired before the resurfacing. Planters Bank and…




Betty Watkins wins re-election

Greenville Vice Mayor Betty Watkins has won the Democratic Primary to retain her seat on the Greenville City Council in Ward 4. Monday’s election concluded with 162 votes for Watkins and 111 votes for political newcomer Lurann Thomas. The position of Vice Mayor is rotated among the City Council members….



Greenville Eyesore getting Cleaned Up

The owner of a property that was deemed an eyesore is cooperating with the City of Greenville’s request to get it cleaned up. Sammy Toler of Toler Wrecking Service at Mississippi One and Broadway Street has begun the cleanup work on his six and half acres. City officials were concerned…


Greenville fire displaces ten families

Ten families were displaced by a fire that spread quickly through a Greenville apartment building on Sunday. It broke out at about 5:30pm at the Magnolia Arms Apartments on McAllister Street. No one was home at the time. 10 apartments sustained damage that left them uninhabitable. Fire officials say it…


City Commissioners declined to vote on a plan

City Commissioners in Clarksdale have declined to vote on a plan submitted by Mayor Bill Luckett that would have certified assistant fire chiefs and captains as sanitary officers who are authorized to issue citations for high grass, weeds and debris. The mayor characterized his plan as an efficient use of…



Reading program bribery trial begins

The Georgia businesswoman at the center of a bribery case that also ensnared former Greenville Superintendent Harvey Franklin is underway in Oxford. Edna Goble is accused of paying kickbacks to Franklin to ensure that the Greenville Public School District would purchase her program for 1 point 4 million dollars. Franklin…