Single charter school recommended for launch in Mississippi
State officials on Friday moved toward approving one new charter school this year, acting on the recommendation of consultants who reviewed applications.
Mississippi woman ordered to pay $2M in wrongful death
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman whose loose donkey caused a fatal car crash has been ordered to pay more than $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Mississippi man gets 110 years in U-Haul robbery, stabbing
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for robbing a U-Haul store and attempting to kill two women inside of it.
SC newspaper wants judge to reconsider confidential filings
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper is asking a judge to reconsider his decision to allow some court filings to be kept private in a lawsuit between Lander University and its former...
Music aims to bring ambiance to downtown Greenwood
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A city in the Mississippi Delta is installing speakers to play the blues or other types of regional music near downtown shops and restaurants.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A 103-year-old county courthouse in the Mississippi Delta needs repairs for a leaky roof and other problems.
The Leflore County Courthouse in Greenwood last underwent...
Greenwood Utilities a good fit for longtime employee
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Mike Nix says the most used app on his phone is The Weather Channel — for good reason.
On Thursday (July 11), with rain and wind in the forecast for the weekend and...
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who had been serving an 88-day sentence could spend 15 years in prison because authorities say he escaped from an assigned job.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — As more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on a half dozen French beaches during one of the largest military operations the world has ever known, recreation seekers on Lake...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Groups seeking to open four charter schools in Mississippi are moving forward, while one group is being rejected.
The state's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Two school districts in the Mississippi Delta have completed their merger.
Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law in 2016 mandating that the Greenwood city schools and the...
MCCARLEY, Miss. (AP) — A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Several Greenwood, Mississippi, police officers are accused of beating a man, repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun and planting evidence to create a reason for his...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — For years Anjuan Brown, a Leflore County supervisor, kept a picture of his great-great-great-grandfather, Joshua Tarbutton, in his Bible without knowing the history of the...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who authorities say took $8,000 and made fake promises to high school seniors about a graduation trip has been charged with fraud.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A check for nearly $8,600 slipped out of the letter addressed to Mary Bradford.
"Congratulations," the bold, underlined header said. "We are pleased to inform you that...
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — In one of the largest areas of Leath Correctional Institution, the cacophony of sewing machines is almost enough to drown out sounds of inmate laughter and...
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GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A man in the Mississippi Delta says he and his son are still alive because their dog alerted them that their house was on fire.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A Duke Energy executive said the company is being treated unfairly by South Carolina regulators because they are angry at other utilities in the state.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — An assistant principal at a Mississippi high school faces statutory rape charges.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that Dyana...
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Tourism officials in one of South Carolina's lesser known places want its residents to share stories about why it is a great place to be.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff says a pilot was killed when a small plane crashed in the rural Mississippi Delta.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that...
CROSS HILL, S.C. (AP) — What happens when an entrepreneur gets bored in retirement?
For Cross Hill's Bob Butler, the solution is to develop an aviation training facility that's the first of...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A mobile app is being developed to explain places and events connected to a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement.
Pitts caps political career with Order of the Palmetto
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, defensive tackle Kawann Short and famed mascot Sir Purr were among a few of the special guests recently recognized by the state...
Hospital in Mississippi Delta cuts financial losses
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Delta hospital is still losing money, but less than before.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports finances of the Greenwood Leflore Hospital showed...
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Tornadoes hit than 250 buildings across Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Early assessments show Saturday's tornado outbreak damaged more than 250 homes, businesses and public buildings across Mississippi.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A city in the Mississippi Delta is about to start letting restaurants sell drinks with alcohol on Sundays.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the new policy...
Altered WWI monument takes center stage at forum
GREEENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Despite years of legal wrangling, the question of jail time and even anonymous "Unabomber letters" sent in the aftermath, three of the men behind a Heritage Act-defying...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Members of a South Carolina House subcommittee considered legislation on Thursday that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A South Carolina meat company is investing $2 million to open a warehouse in Mississippi's Delta region, hiring 20 people.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has died of a gunshot wound to the head and a 16-year-old boy faces a murder charge in the shooting.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Paisley Cunningham has a special heart — one the 4-year-old girl is quick to celebrate.
She talks often about her heart-friends, and smiles wide with pride when she...
Greenwood might allow restaurants to sell liquor on Sundays
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A city in the Mississippi Delta could decide whether to allow restaurants to sell liquor on Sundays.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Greenwood Mayor Carolyn...
Merging Mississippi school districts choose superintendent
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — An insider is being promoted to lead a soon-to-be-merged Mississippi Delta school district.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the combined Greenwood-Leflore school board voted 3-1 on Wednesday to hire Mary Brown as the district's first superintendent.
The Legislature mandated that the separate Greenwood and Leflore County districts merge July 1.
Man in lawsuit says deputies didn’t question him for 25 days
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A Richland County man is suing the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office saying he was held in jail 25 days for an armed robbery he did not commit.
A lawyer for Kevin Lamar Lewis says in court papers that Lewis was somewhere else when the Lil' Cricket was robbed in November 2017, but deputies never questioned him.
Texas man charged with killing dad in SC; burning 2 bodies
MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has been charged with killing his father after two sets of human remains were found burned behind a mobile home in South Carolina.
Mississippi worker reassigned as he challenges supervisor
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A county employee in the Mississippi Delta has been assigned to different job duties after qualifying to run against a county supervisor.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Derrick "Chitchy" Chambers is challenging Leflore County Supervisor Robert Collins in the November election. Each is running as an independent.
New Mississippi judge requests $8,000 for office furniture
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A new judge in the Mississippi Delta is requesting just over $8,000 in public money so he can replace furniture in his office.
Floyd Nicholson becomes Hall of Fame member
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — There's a story Floyd Nicholson likes to tell.
It's not about his 10-year tenure as a state senator representing Greenwood. It has nothing to do with his two-decade run as the city's mayor, where he helped create a master plan that's led to the nationally recognized Uptown district.
Park house removal ‘big win’ for Railroad Historical Center
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — What happens when an ambitious plan to celebrate a city's past meets present circumstances that stand in the way?
For Greenwood city leaders and custodians of the Railroad Historical Center, the answer is bidding farewell to one noteworthy structure in an effort to make room for a new one.
15 interested in superintendent’s job in Greenwood-Leflore
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Fifteen applicants have expressed interest in becoming superintendent when two school districts merge in the Mississippi Delta.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the Greenwood and Leflore County districts are set to consolidate into a single district July 1.
‘A very complex occupation’: Auto shops struggle to hire
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Last July, in Frisco, Texas, Gerald Sartin realized the problem wasn't limited to Greenwood.
Sartin, the director of Piedmont Tech's automotive technology program, had gone to an annual conference organized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Greenwood's auto shop owners are having a hard time finding qualified technicians. At the conference, some statistics were floated that brought home the magnitude of the problem.
Greenwood: Police who leave early will repay some costs
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A city in the Mississippi Delta will require police officers to repay some of their training costs if they leave within three years of being hired.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the Greenwood City Council has unanimously adopted the new policy at the request of Police Chief Ray Moore.
Milwaukee Tool offers jobs to workers from closing plant
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a Milwaukee Tool plant in Mississippi has offered to hire workers from another company's plant that's closing across the street.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Milwaukee Tool's plant in Greenwood offered jobs Friday to 54 workers from Hardware Distribution Warehouses Inc.
Hardware distributor closing, laying off workers
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Delta hardware distributor is closing, laying off 54 people.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Hardware Distribution Warehouses, based in Marshall, Texas, is going out of business. The company has already terminated about half its employees, and will close once it liquidates its inventory.
Ex-CEO admits to stealing $17K from S. Carolina newspaper
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — The former CEO of a Greenwood, South Carolina, newspaper has pleaded guilty to stealing $17,000 from the paper.
Owner appeals city plan to demolish Mississippi Delta hotel
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a historic but dilapidated Mississippi Delta hotel is asking a court to block its demolition.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the owner of the Midway Hotel appealed after the city voted to demolish it earlier this year.
Larry "Blue" Neal says the building is safe and he plans to renovate it as a home for veterans.