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Mable Starks, left of center, CEO of Mississippi Action for Community Education, on Tuesday announced the lineup for this year’s Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival. Starks, along with supporters of the festival, also said the festival will pay tribute to the living legacy of Bobby Rush, below.

Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival to pay tribute to living legacy of Bobby Rush

GREENVILLE — Festival-goers at this year’s Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival can expect a lot of grit, grind and soul as the festival will pay tribute to the living legacy of Bobby Rush.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
MDOT gives behind the scenes look at day-to-day services
Posted: July 01, 2015

GREENVILLE — When motorists see a Mississippi Department of Transportation vehicle, they often confuse them with local police or the highway patrol.

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May unemployment rates lowest in past five years
Posted: July 01, 2015

GREENVILLE — Despite an increase from the previous month, unemployment rates in May were the lowest in five years for both Washington County and Greenville, according to the latest report released from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. 

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Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival to pay tribute to living legacy of Bobby Rush
Posted: July 01, 2015

GREENVILLE — Festival-goers at this year’s Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival can expect a lot of grit, grind and soul as the festival will pay tribute to the living legacy of Bobby Rush.

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Greenville police looking for 2 felony auto theft suspects
Posted: July 01, 2015

GREENVILLE — Greenville police and Humphreys County sheriff’s deputies are looking for two men who they say may be responsible for a string of auto burglaries.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Turn lane to be added to South Main Street
Posted: June 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — Now that Bowman Boulevard is pot-hole free, city crews are gearing up for their next road project.

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Couple begins duties at Greenville corps of The Salvation Army
Posted: June 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — After graduating from The Salvation Army’s Officer’s Training College in Atlanta, Lts. Damon and Jennifer Graham were immediately tasked with taking the helm of Greenville’s corps.

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County splash pad expected to open within next 2 weeks
Posted: June 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — Washington County residents will soon have a reason to make a splash. 

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2 men, wanted in connection with missing woman, arrested in Leland
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 10:43 am

LELAND — Leland police on Sunday arrested two Vicksburg men who were wanted in connection with a missing Vicksburg woman who later that day was found dead.

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Monday 06/29/2015
Structural engineer finishes annex assessment at Bass
Posted: June 29, 2015

GREENVILLE — A structural engineer has completed his assessment of the former Greenville High School’s annex.

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Accelerated business degree programs offered through MVSU in Greenville
Posted: June 29, 2015

GREENVILLE — Washington County business leaders joined together last week to learn about the business administration degree program offered in Greenville through Mississippi Valley State University.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Greenville police looking for 2 felony auto theft suspects
Posted: July 01, 2015 - 9:46 am

GREENVILLE — Greenville police and Humphreys County sheriff’s deputies are looking for two men who they say may be responsible for a string of auto burglaries.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
2 men, wanted in connection with missing woman, arrested in Leland
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 10:43 am

LELAND — Leland police on Sunday arrested two Vicksburg men who were wanted in connection with a missing Vicksburg woman who later that day was found dead.

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Warden marks one year at helm of jail
Posted: June 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

GREENVILLE — For almost 17 years, Brian Payne was one of many police officers arresting robbers, sex offenders, murderers and shoplifters. His time with the so-called law breakers was brief: He would cuff them, arrest them and transport them to jail. After the offender was booked into jail, that was the last of his responsibility. 

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Thursday 06/25/2015
City marks 10th fatal shooting
Posted: June 25, 2015 - 11:00 am

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man died early this morning after being shot Wednesday evening in the 1300 block of All Saints Circle, which is one block north of Reed Road near Colorado Street.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
2 men wanted after robbing Family Dollar at gunpoint
Posted: June 23, 2015 - 11:30 am

GREENVILLE — Greenville police are looking for two male suspects who robbed the North Harvey Street Family Dollar at gunpoint Sunday night.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Sheriff’s deputies warn residents of phone scamming
Posted: June 18, 2015 - 11:04 am

GREENVILLE —The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is urging residents to take precautions when answering the phone to a “662” number registered out of Baldwyn.

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Sunday 06/14/2015
2 officers injured during foot pursuit, arrest
Posted: June 14, 2015 - 12:00 am

GREENVILLE — Two Greenville officers were injured Friday morning while arresting a 24-year-old man wanted in Memphis, Tenn., on aggravated burglary charges.

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Thursday 06/11/2015
22-year-old’s skull fractured during home invasion
Posted: June 11, 2015 - 10:48 am

GREENVILLE — A 22-year-old Greenville man was in stable condition this morning after being airlifted to the University Medical Center in Jackson with a fractured skull.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Min Sang Grocery owner robbed, hit in head again
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 1:39 pm

GREENVILLE — A 17-year-old Greenville teenager was charged with armed robbery and attempted murder after police said he struck one of the owners of Min Sang Grocery in the head before taking the keys to the store and fleeing.

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Tuesday 06/09/2015
Phelps files for sentence reduction
Posted: June 09, 2015 - 11:50 am

GREENVILLE — Three days after pleading guilty to DUI resulting in death and being sentenced to 13 years, Henry “Vick” Phelps IV and his lawyer filed a motion for a sentence reduction.

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