Posts Tagged ‘Greenwood’

2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi

COLUMBUS — In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. “We had a rather remarkable year last year and we expect that to continue,” said Ward Emling, director of the Mississippi Film Office. While in the past, movies filmed in Mississippi were based […] [...]

Leflore supervisors approve private prison deal

by Published: February 25,2015

Tags: Business, economic development, Greenwood, Mississippi, NEWS

GREENWOOD — Leflore County is agreeing to sell additional land outside the current Delta Correctional Facility’s fences to help a private prison operator in its pursuit of a contract to house federal inmates there. Utahbased Management and Training Corp. is bidding on Federal Bureau of Prisons contract. It would need to expand the currently shuttered […] [...]

Greenwood school board hires superintendent’s wife

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood School Board has hired the superintendent’s wife as an instructional coach for the school district. Superintendent Montrell Greene left the room Friday when board members voted 5-0 for the hiring of Robie Green, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported. Robie Greene was previously an education professor at Mississippi Valley State University. The school […] [...]

Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, […] [...]

Mississippian Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction with ‘The Goldfinch’

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: books, Business, Greenwood, Grenada, literature, Mississippi

With the announcement this week of Donna Tartt capturing the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, another star is added to Mississippi’s literary crown. She won for the epic The Goldfinch, a 758-page novel that has been among the most popular and celebrated novels of 2013. This book, Tartt’s third, has also been nominated for a National […] [...]

Delta downtown officials form new organization

GREENWOOD — The Delta Downtown Alliance (DDA), an alliance of downtown representatives from throughout the Mississippi Delta, has been founded. The DDA’s mission is to strengthen the promotion and publicity of events and projects in historic downtowns throughout the Mississippi Delta in order to unite the region through information sharing and coordinated communication. There are no membership […] [...]

Greenwood promotes Ray Moore to acting police chief

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, Greenwood, Mississippi

Greenwood Police Lt. Ray Moore is acting police chief in the Mississippi Delta city. Greenwood has been without a permanent chief since the retirement of Henry Purnell in September. Johnny Langdon Sr. has been serving as acting chief but he retired Jan. 29. The 57-year-old Moore has been with the department for 17 years. [...]

Legislation passes that would merge school districts

JACKSON — Three pairs of school districts would be merged under bills passed today by the Senate Education Committee. Separate measures would combine school districts in Greenwood and Leflore County, Winona and Montgomery County and Claiborne and Jefferson counties. Leflore and Claiborne have been in the spotlight after they were taken over by the state […] [...]

Alex Malouf wins 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, Greenwood, John Richard, Mississippi

Alex Malouf, CEO and chairman of the board of John-Richard, has received the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award for excellence in the development of international business leadership. With roots in Mississippi and a strong loyalty to his hometown economy, Malouf continues to manage his global business from Greenwood, providing employment locally for close to 200 […] [...]

Troy D. Brown hired as director of Greenwood-Leflore Emergency Management Agency

by Published: September 13,2013

Tags: Greenwood, Leflore Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi

Troy D. Brown Sr. has been hired as director of the Greenwood-Leflore Emergency Management Agency. The Leflore County Board of Supervisors approved his hiring this week after interviewing four candidates. Brown has been a project officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for eight years.   [...]

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