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.
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.”
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Students in several South Carolina districts returned to school Thursday.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...