Farmers face delays in planting season with wet, cool temperatures

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Although Bill Payne has been able to plant all of his corn seed, he said the farm soil has been too wet to be where he should this time of year.

“It’s been too wet to plant,” the Loughborough Plantation farmer said. “We’ve spent a lot of time trying and a lot of days trying to run water off the fields to get it to drain.”










River crest increased, Steele Bayou Gates closed

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville’s river crest is on the rise, and will reach its highest peak of the year thus far.

The Mississippi River reached flood stage last week, which has happened every month this year.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Greenville gauge measured at 51.2 feet, which is a few feet higher than its 48-foot flood stage.




GPD investigates weekend house fire as homicide

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Local authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one local man dead.

At about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at 517 E. Moore St.  

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a male body inside the home.



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