2014



Keep Cleveland Beautiful wins national award

The Keep Cleveland Beautiful event that took place this Spring has won a national award for Best Great American Cleanup. Volunteers from schools and organizations fanned out across Cleveland last April to clean up parks, haul away trash, repaint facilities and remove graffiti. Leaders say local volunteers took on large-scale…


Teen dies in Greenville shooting

A 17-year-old boy has become Greenville’s sixth homicide victim of the year. Police say Brandon Lockridge died from bullets fired into an apartment building from outside on North Broadway Street on Sunday afternoon. A second man, identified as 34-year-old Maurice Thornton, was injured in the same incident and hospitalized in…


Local hospitals penalized by Medicare

Medicare is reducing payments to 12 Mississippi hospitals because too many patients came down with preventable new ailments while being treated from something else. The hospitals will lose one percent of Medicaid payments for not preventing undesirable health effects, such as bedsores from not being turned enough or urinary tract…




Corrections corruption case delayed

A federal judge has agreed to delay the corruption trial for former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and Brandon Businessman Cecil McCrory. Epps, who resigned shortly after his indictment, is accused of accepting large sums of cash in exchange for favoring McCrory for prison contracts. The trial was scheduled for…



Election results challenged

An unsuccessful candidate for a circuit judgeship is challenging the results of the run-off held on November 25th. Greenwood attorney Takiyah Perkins lost by 77 votes to Carol White-Richard but she is seeking to have the results thrown out. The position serves parts of Leflore, Sunflower and Washington Counties. Perkins…