Archives for October 2015

Man found dead in Greenwood hotel lobby

Someone found a man dead in the lobby of the Regency Inn in Greenwood on Wednesday night.

Police have identified him as 34-year-old Justin Nobles.

The investigation continues into the cause of death.

Former Greenwood officer charged with sex crime

A former Greenwood policeman stands accused of a sex crime.

The Carrollton Conservative reports the arraignment of 36-year-old Chris McDonald for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor.

This follows a month-long investigation from state and local authorities.

An indictment accuses McDonald of having relations with a 16-year-old and using text messages to arrange sexual encounters.

Woman indicted in Grenada man’s death

A jury has indicted a woman in a crash that killed a Grenada man.

Authorities have charged Darlene Farmer of Coffeeville with aggravated DUI death.

The highway patrol tells WCBI-TV that Farmer tried passing another vehicle in Calhoun County in April.

She collided head-on with a truck that 57-year-old Barry Hanks drove.

He died at the scene.

A conviction could put Farmer in prison for 25 years.

Team from Grenada wins at MSU competition

Students from Grenada Career and Technical Center have done well at Mississippi State.

Jacob Armstrong, Danial Coward, Taylor Wortham, and Jerry Wu have won their event at the Digital Dawg Byte High School Technology Competition.

Jennifer Mulvihill has led them to victory in the Snap It! event.

Man must pay fines for burning dog alive

A Winona man has received a sentence for burning his dog alive.

Defense of Animals says Jonathan Thompson has pleaded guilty following an investigation on his property last month.

The group runs the Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada.

WLBT-TV reports the investigation led to Thompson’s arrest for animal cruelty.

He must pay a $100 fine for failing to comply with the city’s breed ordinance concerning pit bulls.

Thompson must also pay over 300 dollars for burning his dog alive.

Greenwood man accused of beating five-year-old

A Greenwood man has allegedly beaten a five-year-old boy.

The sheriff has identified him as 23-year-old Dontarrius Armstrong.

He has also identified him as the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

The woman left her three kids in Armstrong’s care at her residence, and she found out he had apparently abused one of them.

Report: Former hospice owner owes $280K

The former owner of a Greenwood hospice now must deal with a federal tax lien.

Regina Swims-King continues serving time for Medicare fraud. She used to own Angelic Hospice.

Now a judgment that the chancery clerk’s office has recorded shows she owes $280,000, almost all of it in payroll taxes.

The Greenwood Commonwealth calls this the second federal tax lien against Swims-King in as many years.

Leflore Co. sells land to Ga. ag company

Leflore County’s supervisors have approved the sale of 10 acres in the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park.

An agriculture supply company from Georgia plans on adding a distribution center there.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that because the county and city both own the land, the city council must also approve the sale.

The Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Board claims Triangle Chemical Company would bring eight jobs and a half-million dollars in investment.

Balloons released at Greenwood Leflore Hospital for breast cancer

People gathered at Greenwood Leflore Hospital on Friday to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Survivors, patients, friends, family, and hospital staff released dozens of pink balloons during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Statewide burn ban lifted

The governor has signed a proclamation that lifts the statewide burn ban.

This edict has lasted for a week.

Dry conditions prompted the state to institute a ban.

However, some counties continue with their own burn bans.

These include Panola, which has one until Monday. Grenada County keeps going with its burn ban until Nov. 8.