Archives for February 2017

New Mayoral Candidate

There’s another candidate for mayor of Greenwood. Tavarris Cross will be trying to get the Democratic nomination to run against incumbent Carolyn McAdams, an independent. Friday is the deadline to qualify for the Greenwood municipal election.

Park Splashpads Okayed

Something new for kids will be coming to Trussell and Patton Lane parks in Batesville. The Panolian reports the city council voted unanimously last week to purchase “Splashpad” water recreation playground equipment. It will cost 150-thousand dollars to purchase and install the pads from Great Southern Recreation of Tennessee, the only company to submit a bid.

Batesville Promotions

Batesville has a new deputy police chief. He’s Kerry Pittman who was promoted during last week’s meting of the mayor and aldermen. Also moving up in the departmet is Sadie Willey, the new communications supervisor.

Itta Bena Water Shutoff

The city of Itta Bena was turning off the water on Friday. Those finding themselves without H2O in their homes had unpaid or overdue bills. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Itta Bena officials weren’t saying how many homes were affected although they did not dispute a suggested number of 200.

Governor Wants Lottery

If Governor Bryant has his way, you won’t have to drive to another state to play Powerball and other lottery games. Bryant says it’s time for lawmakers to enact a Mississippi lottery, which he says would generate tens of millions of dollars a year.

Grenada County Murder

A shooting in Grenada County left one man dead and another in jail. It happened Wednesday morning in the 100 block of Highway 7 South. Sheriff Alton Strider identified the victim as 53-year-old Robert Little, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Arrested and charged with murder is 50-year-old Ricky McNeer.

Greenwood Parents Meeting

Greenwood Public Schools are holding a district-wide parents meeting this Saturday morning. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Greenwood High School. Parents of students in all grades are invited to learn about preparations for upcoming state assessments and to find out more about what role they can play in their children’s education outside of school.

Walmart Thieves Sought

Back on January 19th, somebody stole 30-thousand dollars worth of merchandise from the electronics section at Walmart on Sunset Drive in Grenada. The Grenada Star reports that the police department is still looking for leads in the case. A preliminary investigation revealed that three male suspects entered the store around 3 a.m.

Private Jail Management

A private management company will be taking the reigns of the Grenada County Jail starting March 1st. The Grenada County Board of Supervisors recently approved a contract that will pay Corrections Management Services four-thousand dollars a month.

Leflore Health Fair

This is American Heart Month and the Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Greenwood Leflore Hospital will hold a health fair this morning in the hospital conference rooms, 1A B and C. A hospital cardiologist says that heart disease is the top killer in Leflore County and across the state of Mississippi. The health fair will include free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, weight and body mass index.