Archives for September 2012

Hospital clinic purchases approved

The Greenwood Leflore Hospital has gotten the OK to buy two medical clinics. The hospital is publicly owned, so approval from the Leflore County supervisors was needed prior to the purchase of Kosko Eye Clinic and Greenwood Urology Clinic. The city of Greenwood will also have to approve.

High school football

Under the Friday night lights, Grenada lost to Tupelo, 35 to 14. The Chargers are three and three as they travel to Horn Lake this Friday night. Kirk Academy also lost at home, 33 to 7 to Desoto out of West Helena, Arkansas. The Raiders drop to three and four and will be on the road this week at Winona Christian.

Murder-for-hire indictments

A Greenwood doctor and two alleged accomplices have been indicted in a murder-for-hire plot. Prosecutors say Dr. Arnold Smith hired people to kill attorney Lee Abraham, who represented Smith’s ex-wife in their divorce. The plot resulted in a shootout at Abraham’s office that left another man dead.

High school football tonight

In high school football tonight, Grenada hosts Tupelo. The Chargers are three and two on the season. And the three and three Kirk Academy Raiders will entertain DeSoto from West Helena, Arkansas.

Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration is joining with local law enforcement for another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow. This is a chance to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. Drop-off hours will be 10 AM to 2 PM and nearby collection points include Whittington Park/Bulldog Stadium in Greenwood, the Bruce Fire Department, the Ole Miss student union building and the Oxford Police Department.

Drug unit help

The city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi are stepping in to fill a void left by the Uncle Sam. Each entity is providing 100-thousand dollars in the 2013 fiscal year for operation of the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit. That’s to make up for an expected shortfall in federal funding.

Grenada jury hears Pike case

Testimony is underway at a murder trial in Pike County Circuit court for which the jury was selected Monday in Grenada County. 26-year-old Kendrick Cowart of Summit is accused of beating and robbing a check cashing company employee in 2009. Two co-defendants have already pleaded guilty.

Oxford columbarium

The city of Oxford is running out of places to bury people in the historic St. Peter’s Cemetery. According to Mayor Pat Patterson, only 700 plots remain. That’s why the Oxford Eagle reports that the city council will hire someone to design a columbarium that would hold 600 to 800 niches for cremated remains.

DSU hires Grenada native

A Grenada native is the new assistant director of alumni affairs at the Delta State University Alumni Association. Jordan Thomas received a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from the University of Mississippi in 2009 and a master’s degree in English education from Delta State University in 2011.

Highway opening scheduled

State and regional officials said Monday that the opening of four-lane Mississippi Highway 6/U.S. 278 from Mississippi Highway 342 in Pontotoc County to U.S. 45 in Tupelo is tentatively scheduled for next May 30th. The opening would mark completion of four-lane work on the highway between Batesville and Tupelo.