In a heated exchange during a special council meeting Monday, Oct. 8, council members voted 3-2 agreeing to spend in the neighborhood of $400 million to rebuild its sewage system and pay a fine. This is part of the consent decree provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
All of the details involving the decree – including the amount of time the city will have to finish the work and the cost of the fine – remain secret, pending Mayor Harvey Johnson’s signature and the filing of the decree in court…. […]
The Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Committee and Hanlon Sculpture Studio plans to unveil a statue of Civil Rights Leader and Human Rights Advocate Fannie Lou Hamer on Oct. 5, 2012 at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville.
Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Africana Studies at the Richard Stockton College of NJ and Chair of the National Committee expressed her appreciation to committee members and Hanlon Sculpture Studio for their commitment and dedication to the completion of the project. […]
A Greenwood nurse is facing charges that she illegally obtained drugs while she was on duty.
Stephanie Ray Barton, 46, formerly a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood turned herself in to investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following indictment by the Leflore County Grand Jury on seven counts of “obtaining a controlled substance by means of fraud…” […]