May 2014

Hollandale hires interim Superintendent

Hollandale has hired a new interim Superintendent. It’s Angela Johnson, who is a school improvement officer at Sanders Elementary. Johnson replaces James Johnson-Waldington, who resigned last month to take a position as vice president of marketing at Bailey Education group in Ridgeland.



GPSD speaks on employee murder

The Greenville Public School District has issued a statement on the recent fatal stabbing of district employee Willie Dean outside Susie Trigg Elementary. Willie Dean was 43 years old. A suspect was quickly arrested and remains in custody on high bond.



Mayor Cox causes controversy on TV

Greenville Mayor John Cox has caused a stir by telling an NBC News Education Reporter that he would not send his children to Greenville Public Schools and that they went to private schools. Reaction ranged from City Councilman Errick Simmons demanding the Mayor’s resignation to others saying they don’t blame…



Missing jurors delay trial

A lack of jurors in Bolivar County has resulted in a mistrial in a capital murder case. Bolivar County officials say more than 50 jurors did not show up for duty, as they are legally required to do, so a mistrial was declared in a capital murder case from Coahoma…



Planning Department launches new website

Greenville’s Planning Department has put its permit information online. The information to apply for all required permits is now available on the city’s website, which is greenville ms dot org. Residents can download the forms and bring them to the Planning Department at City Hall before they do any work…


Senator’s Children Oppose Ad

Senator Cochran’s adult children have objected to a conservative blogger posting a picture online of their bedridden mother with dementia as part of an anti-Cochran campaign. Rose Cochran has lived in a nursing home for 13 years. They said their father has been devoted to their mother as her condition…