Sunday Mar 9
State Sen. David L. Jordan recounts struggle for education, equality in memoir
In his newly released memoir, Democratic State Sen. David L. Jordan of Greenwood recounts his rise from picking cotton in the fields of rural Leflore County to earning a master's degree, enjoying a long career as an educator and earning a seat in the Senate.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Civil rights pioneer says Mississippi voter ID law unfair
Fifty years later, Watkins said Wednesday that the state's voter ID law, implemented after a majority of the state's voters approved it, is imprisoning elderly black residents who will not obtain a photo identification so they can vote in the June 3 party primaries.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
A glance at bill statuses in the Mississippi Legislature
JACKSON -- Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Blues fest set Saturday in Greenwood
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Body of Itta Bena man pulled from river
Authorities have retrieved the body of a missing Itta Bena man from a car submerged Tuesday in the Sunflower River between Moorhead and Indianola.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Emmitt Till preview
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
Greenwood Mayor: Best to leave blackbirds alone
The city has tried using loud music to banging pots and pans to sound cannons to firing pistols with blanks to run the red-winged blackbirds out of town.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Bluesman's son wins custody of photos, profits
The son of legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson can keep profits from the only two known photographs of his father, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
2 suspects booked in Greenwood gas station robberies
Authorities in Leflore County have booked an Indianola man with the November robbery of a Greenwood gas station.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Greenwood-Leflore school merger advances in Senate
The Senate passed Senate Bill 2448 on Wednesday, and the bill moves to the House for more work.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
House rejects bill on appointed superintendents
Mississippi House members like elected school superintendents so much that they're not even willing to let voters decide if they want to keep electing them.
Church members lose appeal pizza lawsuit dismissal
The state Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by members of a church who argued they got sick after eating at a Pizza Hut in Greenwood.