2015

Greenville Police search for another armed robbery suspect

As it turns out it was only an attempted robbery as one of the clerks at Scott Petroleum triggered the alarm. Assistant Chief Michael Merchant says the suspect appeared to be a male wearing a black hoodie and mask brandishing a silver handgun. The clerks were calculating the daily receipts…



Government offices closed today in Bolivar County

The US Post Office will be open today from 9 till 5 and closed on Christmas Day. The Bolivar County Courthouses will be closed today and tomorrow. All federal and state government offices will be open today and closed tomorrow. All city halls and banks will be closed Christmas day….


Missing person sought

Police are asking the public to help find a 50- year-old man who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day. The family reports that Stanley Jackson was last seen on Sunday when he was stopped for speeding in North Carolina. It was Leroy Harper who originally filed the missing persons report…


Land auction to benefit local school district

Three pieces of 16 section agricultural land which range from 148-553 acres will be auctioned by the Hollandale School District . At Monday’s board meeting, school members talked about the vastly sought farmland up for bid for $211.9K which according to them this process doesn’t happen often for the district….


Work to start soon at Winterville Mounds

With the $300,000 allocation for the upgrades of Winterville Mounds earlier this year from the Mississippi Legislature, work with soon begin on the 42-acre park. The Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Greenville Garden Club and the Delta Council now work together and have discussed the funding…


Gubernatorial inauguration date set

Inauguration for the second term of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi is set on Jan. 12. Bryant’s office announced the inaugural ceremony is scheduled to be outside the Capitol. Organizers are hoping for a good weather since his first inauguration, in 2012 was a stormy one. But in the…


Leadership change for state democrats

Mississippi’s Democratic Party Chairman says he’s stepping down in July and won’t seek another term. Rickey Cole served as chairman from 2001-2004, then as executive director — a paid staff position — for a year starting in 2011. In 2012, he was again elected chairman and has also served as…


Effort to bolster local police work

Organizers say a fund supporting Greenville police will benefit the local law enforcement effort. Police and Citizens United Crime Prevention Fund was created by Rebecca Goodman to give support to GPD which was established under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Washington County. They say all donations received by…


Ex-school worker sentenced on embezzlement charges

The penalty phase of the Willie Alexander case rendered a sentence this week. A former Transportation Director of the Shaw School District was sentenced to two years of probation, $1,000 fine, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,585.90. He pled guilty to one count of embezzlement ….