Negligence led to Mississippi grain bin death, officials sayApril 20, 2023 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A South African teenage farm worker who suffocated to death after falling into a grain storage bin would still be alive had a Mississippi soybean farm followed federal workplace safety standards, inspectors with the U.S.
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Mississippi grain company’s ex-CEO indicted on fraud chargesDecember 6, 2022 GMT
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The former leader of a Mississippi grain storage and processing company has been indicted on federal and state charges, more than a year after the company filed for bankruptcy, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Negotiations collapse between Mississippi medical facilitiesNovember 5, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss (AP) — A financially-troubled Mississippi hospital announced Friday that negotiations with a medical campus planning to take over the hospital had collapsed.
Just hours after revealing its plan to lay off up to 80 employees, the Greenwood Leflore Hospital said that the University of Mississippi Medical Center was no longer interested in completing a deal to take over the hospital.
Abortion ruling means more and riskier births in MississippiOctober 24, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — In Mississippi, where health officials expect 5,000 more births each year as a result of the Supreme Court ruling upending abortion rights, children are more likely to die before their first birthday than in any other state.
‘Change has come’: Mississippi unveils Emmett Till statueOctober 22, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people applauded — and some wiped away tears — as a Mississippi community unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Emmett Till on Friday, not far from where white men kidnapped and killed the Black teenager over accusations he had flirted with a white woman in a country store.
Prosecutor who worked on 1 renewal of Emmett Till case diesSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for the Mississippi prosecutor who worked on one of the renewed investigations into the 1955 lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till, a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement after his mother insisted on an open-casket funeral so people could see her son's mutilated body.
4 Mississippi judges tapped to help with backlog of casesSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four former circuit court judges will help handle a backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in Mississippi's largest county during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Andrew K.
Clogged sewer line causes problems at Mississippi hospitalAugust 17, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A clogged sewer line has compounded problems for a Mississippi hospital that was already dealing with financial difficulties.
CEO steps down at financially troubled Mississippi hospitalJuly 18, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The CEO of a financially troubled hospital in the Mississippi Delta has resigned as the hospital continues to pursue a possible joint operating agreement with a larger medical center.
Sandwich restaurant helps Greenwood bring back police bikesJune 25, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A city in South Carolina is bringing back a bicycle patrol thanks to a donation from a sub sandwich restaurant's foundation.
Greenwood's bicycle patrol is more approachable than an officer in a patrol car and can get to places the car can't, new Greenwood Police Chief T.J.
S.C. man jumps in lake, dies after high-speed Georgia chaseJune 7, 2022 GMT
FAIR PLAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man jumped into a lake and died Monday after leading officers on a high speed-chase that ended when his car crashed.
Mississippi civil rights activist ‘Bud’ McGee dies at 81June 4, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — William “Bud” McGee, a Mississippi civil rights activist who worked to register Black voters in the 1960s, has died. He was 81.
McGee died of heart failure May 24 at his home in the Delta city of Greenwood, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.
Catholic school in Mississippi Delta closing after 70 yearsMay 17, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that primarily serves Black and Hispanic families in the Mississippi Delta is closing after more than 70 years, following a sex abuse scandal, declining enrollment and a steep decrease in donations.
Convicted ex-friar won’t be tried in 2nd sex abuse caseMay 12, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prosecutors have dropped a second set of charges against a former Franciscan friar who was convicted last month of sexually abusing a student during the 1990s at a Catholic school.
Mississippi city struggles to find workersMay 7, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The City of Greenwood is in the midst of an “unprecedented” labor shortage, Mayor Carolyn McAdams said.
“We can’t get people to stay working,” she said. “We’ll hire somebody, and they’ll work for a few days and just walk off the job.”
USDA secretary in Mississippi to discuss rural initiativeApril 20, 2022 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Mississippi on Wednesday to announce a program meant to help rural communities get federal funding to create jobs, build infrastructure and improve their economies.
Greenwood tourism leader moves to Indianola newspaper jobApril 17, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A local tourism leader in the Mississippi Delta is stepping down to take a newspaper job.
Patrick Ervin had been executive director of the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau less than five months, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.
Former Franciscan friar convicted of 1990s child sex abuseApril 13, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A former Franciscan friar was convicted Wednesday of sexually abusing a grade school student during the 1990s at a Mississippi Catholic school.
Bank robbery suspect foiled when recognized at strip clubApril 8, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A suspect in a bank robbery was captured after he was recognized a short time later at a strip club in South Carolina's Upstate region, authorities said.
The 50-year-old man is suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch in Greenwood on Wednesday, The Index-Journal reported.
Greenwood County uses cameras to catch litter bugsMarch 12, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county is setting up cameras to catch people who litter.
Greenwood County is both using trail cameras that take pictures when they detect movement and cameras that can detect trash or something else coming out of a moving vehicle and scan its license plate, The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports.
Mississippi county OKs contracts for Emmett Till statueMarch 1, 2022 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has approved contracts for a sculptor to make and install a bronze statue of Emmett Till, the Black teenager whose 1955 lynching became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
SC man dead following chase, police shooting in east AlabamaFebruary 14, 2022 GMT
OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — A South Carolina man who stole a vehicle outside a restaurant early Monday led police on a high-speed chase, shooting at officers along the way, before he was shot to death by officers, authorities said.
Man charged in contraband drop attempt at Georgia prisonJanuary 24, 2022 GMT
MCRAE-HELENA, Ga. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been arrested by a Georgia sheriff who says the man was trying to drop marijuana and other contraband into a state prison using a drone.
Telfair County Sheriff Sim Davidson said deputies were called to Telfair State Prison in McRae-Helena on Sunday.
Suspect shot after pursuit by South Carolina policeDecember 29, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state police are investigating the shooting of a man who fled from officers on foot after crashing his car.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said the Tuesday incident occurred between the man and officers with the Greenwood Police Department.
School district OKs payments to education consulting groupsDecember 11, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A school district in the Mississippi Delta is hiring three consulting firms to improve its curriculum and instructional strategies after a drop in test scores.
Official: Commission may ‘step back’ from hunting bufferDecember 10, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A member of Mississippi's wildlife, fisheries and parks commission says the commission may step back from a proposal to reduce the area for duck hunting at a popular wildlife management site.
SC prosecutor lets people trade toys for community serviceDecember 5, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor is again giving people a chance to get out of a little trouble this Christmas season by donating a new toy to needy children.
Ammo in toaster sparks fire at South Carolina senior homeNovember 29, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Police responding to a fire alarm and the sound of gunshots at a South Carolina assisted living facility say a resident had placed several rounds of ammunition in a toaster.
The ammunition discharged on Sunday night, making employees believe a shooter was on the property, police in Greenwood, South Carolina said.
Harvey White, QB who won ACC titles at Clemson, dies at 83November 10, 2021 GMT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson quarterback Harvey White, who led the Tigers to Atlantic Coast Conference championships in 1958 and 1959, has died. He was 83.
The Blyth Funeral Home of Greenwood, South Carolina, said White died on Saturday.
Police look for burglary suspect who escaped from hospitalOctober 28, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in Greenwood are looking for a burglary and domestic violence suspect who escaped police custody after he told officers he ingested an illegal substance and was brought to the hospital.
School district considers policy to protect whistleblowersOctober 24, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A school district in the Mississippi Delta is working on a policy to protect people who point out potential wrongdoing.
The attorney for the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board distributed a sample whistleblower policy during a meeting Thursday, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.
Mississippi county chooses new site for Confederate monumentSeptember 29, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Supervisors in one Mississippi county have chosen a new site for a Confederate monument after more than a year of discussion, but the site will need state approval and it's unclear how much the move will cost.
Struggling Mississippi hospital seeks financial turnaroundSeptember 26, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been losing millions of dollars a year, and its CEO said the problems are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic as nurses, laboratory technicians and respiratory therapists are being hired by out-of-state hospitals for short-term contract work at higher salaries.
Families in subdivision hit by stray pellets from dove huntSeptember 14, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Residents of an Upstate South Carolina neighborhood say they were ducking for cover after pellets from a nearby dove hunt started striking them.
Children playing outside were also struck by the pellets, one of them as he played on a trampoline, WYFF-TV reported.
Gunshots hit 2 homes, striking woman as she slept in her bedSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in the Upstate are investigating after a woman was shot while sleeping in her bed.
The gunfire happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood, Greenwood police Sgt.
Emmett Till marker in Mississippi toppled but not vandalizedSeptember 3, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Emmett Till historical marker in the Mississippi Delta will be repaired or replaced after it was knocked off the pole that supports it, says the president of an advertising agency that made the sign.
‘Tinderbox conditions’ fuel fire in Superior National ForestAugust 26, 2021 GMT
ISABELLA, Minn. (AP) — Officials in the Superior National Forest said Thursday that the ongoing drought has created “tinderbox conditions” in northeastern Minnesota as firefighters continue to battle an uncontained wildfire, while rain that's expected to fall in coming days is unlikely to provide much help to crews who are growing tired.
Minnesota wildfire jumps highway, triggers more evacuationsAugust 20, 2021 GMT
FINLAND, Minn. (AP) — Authorities fighting a northeastern Minnesota wildfire ordered additional evacuations Friday after the blaze jumped a highway before an anticipated shift in the wind this weekend that could put more properties in danger.
What follows Confederate statues? 1 Mississippi city’s fightAugust 8, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — For more than a century, one of Mississippi's largest and most elaborate Confederate monuments has looked out over the lawn at the courthouse in the center of Greenwood, a Black-majority city with a history of civil rights protests and clashes.
Suspect in fatal S. Carolina shooting of 3 found in FloridaAugust 3, 2021 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of three people in rural South Carolina hopped on a plane after the shootings and was arrested hours later at a Florida hotel, authorities said.
A man, woman and 10-year-old girl were killed in the shootings Monday around 3 p.m.
3 dead, 1 hurt in rural South Carolina shootingAugust 2, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and one other person was hurt in a shooting Monday in rural South Carolina, and deputies released the name and picture of a man they want to interview.
Greenwood hospital closing neurosurgery clinic in SeptemberJuly 31, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in the Mississippi Delta will close its neurosurgery clinic by mid-September in what administrators are calling a cost-cutting move.
Greenwood Leflore Hospital's decision was announced at a meeting of the hospital’s medical staff Wednesday, Greenwood Commonwealth reported.
Man dies of injuries after house fire in the UpstateJuly 26, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A man was found dead after a house fire in Greenwood County, authorities said.
The blaze happened Sunday afternoon, according to the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office.
Larry Walter Leopard was pronounced dead at the scene, WYFF-TV reported.
School starts back at several South Carolina districtsJuly 22, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Students in several South Carolina districts returned to school Thursday.
Fujifilm closing South Carolina plants; 400 to lose jobsJuly 1, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Japanese photo giant Fujifilm Corp. is closing several plants in South Carolina as more than half its employees in the state will lose their jobs.
Northern Mississippi deluged with days of heavy rainfallJune 11, 2021 GMT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rainfall this week has flooded homes, businesses and farmland in north Mississippi, washing out some roads and making travel dangerous.
The National Weather Service said more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain fell in Tallahatchie County from Tuesday to Thursday.
State transportation worker in SC killed in head-on crashJune 10, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Department of Transportation worker was killed Thursday morning in a head-on collision on a Greenwood County highway, authorities said.
Charles “Chuck” Kennedy, 59, was driving an agency vehicle to a work site with two other employees inside when another vehicle crossed the center line of U.S.
Greenwood Leflore schools won’t extend leader’s contractJune 9, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A board in the Mississippi Delta is not extending the contract for the first leader of a school district that was created when a city district and a county district merged.
Mary Brown was hired in February 2019 to become superintendent of the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District, which was created July 1 of that year from the Greenwood city schools and the Leflore County schools.
Mississippi group honors fictional man in ‘Ode to Billy Joe’June 4, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A group of Mississippi residents gathered on a sleepy, dusty Delta day to remember the fictional Billy Joe McAllister where — as the 1967 hit song had it — he ended his life when he jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge.
10-digit phone dialing coming to northern MississippiApril 7, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ten-digit dialing is coming to northern Mississippi this year.
Customers in the 662 area code will have to start dialing that code along with the seven-digit phone number to complete local calls...
Mississippi trial delayed for friar accused of sex abuseFebruary 7, 2021 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A trial has been postponed until April for a former Franciscan friar accused of molesting students in the 1990s at a Catholic school in Mississippi...
Former Catholic brother returned to face Mississippi chargesSeptember 3, 2020 GMT
A former Catholic brother has been extradited from his home state of Wisconsin to Mississippi, where he faces sexual battery charges in a case involving two impoverished Black boys who say they were pressured as men into accepting paltry payouts to settle their abuse claims...
Stinky shoppers unoffended after Mississippi store bans themSeptember 14, 2019 GMT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — You stink, stay out!
That's the message from one Mississippi Delta convenience store to workers at a neighboring soybean oil mill...
In Mississippi Delta, Catholic abuse cases settled on cheapAugust 27, 2019 GMT
GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — A famed Catholic religious order settled sex abuse cases in recent months by secretly paying two black Mississippi men $15,000 each and requiring them to keep silent about their claims, The Associated Press has found...
Ancestry discovery: old family picture on museum commercialJune 8, 2019 GMT
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 man within the antique, slightly crumpled photo...