GREENWOOD, Miss (AP) — A financially-troubled Mississippi hospital announced Friday that negotiations with a medical campus planning to take over the hospital had collapsed.
Just hours after revealing its plan to lay off up to 80 employees, the Greenwood Leflore Hospital said that the University of Mississippi Medical Center was no longer interested in completing a deal to take over the hospital.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people applauded — and some wiped away tears — as a Mississippi community unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Emmett Till on Friday, not far from where white men kidnapped and killed the Black teenager over accusations he had flirted with a white woman in a country store.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for the Mississippi prosecutor who worked on one of the renewed investigations into the 1955 lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till, a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement after his mother insisted on an open-casket funeral so people could see her son's mutilated body.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four former circuit court judges will help handle a backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in Mississippi's largest county during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Andrew K.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A clogged sewer line has compounded problems for a Mississippi hospital that was already dealing with financial difficulties.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The CEO of a financially troubled hospital in the Mississippi Delta has resigned as the hospital continues to pursue a possible joint operating agreement with a larger medical center.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A city in South Carolina is bringing back a bicycle patrol thanks to a donation from a sub sandwich restaurant's foundation.
Greenwood's bicycle patrol is more approachable than an officer in a patrol car and can get to places the car can't, new Greenwood Police Chief T.J.
FAIR PLAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man jumped into a lake and died Monday after leading officers on a high speed-chase that ended when his car crashed.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — William “Bud” McGee, a Mississippi civil rights activist who worked to register Black voters in the 1960s, has died. He was 81.
McGee died of heart failure May 24 at his home in the Delta city of Greenwood, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that primarily serves Black and Hispanic families in the Mississippi Delta is closing after more than 70 years, following a sex abuse scandal, declining enrollment and a steep decrease in donations.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prosecutors have dropped a second set of charges against a former Franciscan friar who was convicted last month of sexually abusing a student during the 1990s at a Catholic school.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The City of Greenwood is in the midst of an “unprecedented” labor shortage, Mayor Carolyn McAdams said.
“We can’t get people to stay working,” she said. “We’ll hire somebody, and they’ll work for a few days and just walk off the job.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Mississippi on Wednesday to announce a program meant to help rural communities get federal funding to create jobs, build infrastructure and improve their economies.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A local tourism leader in the Mississippi Delta is stepping down to take a newspaper job.
Patrick Ervin had been executive director of the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau less than five months, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A former Franciscan friar was convicted Wednesday of sexually abusing a grade school student during the 1990s at a Mississippi Catholic school.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A suspect in a bank robbery was captured after he was recognized a short time later at a strip club in South Carolina's Upstate region, authorities said.
The 50-year-old man is suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch in Greenwood on Wednesday, The Index-Journal reported.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county is setting up cameras to catch people who litter.
Greenwood County is both using trail cameras that take pictures when they detect movement and cameras that can detect trash or something else coming out of a moving vehicle and scan its license plate, The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has approved contracts for a sculptor to make and install a bronze statue of Emmett Till, the Black teenager whose 1955 lynching became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — A South Carolina man who stole a vehicle outside a restaurant early Monday led police on a high-speed chase, shooting at officers along the way, before he was shot to death by officers, authorities said.
MCRAE-HELENA, Ga. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been arrested by a Georgia sheriff who says the man was trying to drop marijuana and other contraband into a state prison using a drone.
Telfair County Sheriff Sim Davidson said deputies were called to Telfair State Prison in McRae-Helena on Sunday.