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Life Help building manager loves her work, helps others

GREENWOOD — Janity Callicut says she knew little about mental illness when she became an apartment manager for Life Help six years ago, but the job has worked out well for her. She oversees a total of 20 units, including East Haven Apartments, Denton Center and some townhouses on U.S. 82. She deals with residents who have mild to moderate ...

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Respected engineer killed in weekend bike accident

A bicyclist was killed in a weekend accident in Mississippi. It happened Saturday morning near Itta Bena. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the cyclist apparently failed to hear the warnings of state troopers, who were directing traffic at the scene during a cycling event. Fifty-year-old Jim O’Daniel of Clinton was one of about 1,000 cyclists participating in the 12th annual ...

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Music aims to bring ambiance to downtown Greenwood

A city in the Mississippi Delta is installing speakers to play the blues or other types of regional music near downtown shops and restaurants. Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams tells the Greenwood Commonwealth the music will bring another mood, or ambience, to downtown. The city is installing 38 speakers that should be ready in time for the Bikes, Blues & Bayous ...

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A time to shine — moonshine, that is

By GAVIN MALISKA / Greenwood Commonwealth Leflore County’s bootlegging history will play a role in a new museum exhibit highlighting prohibition, moonshine and illegal distilleries in Mississippi. A team from the state Department of Archives and History’s Two Mississippi Museums (the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, side-by-side along North Street in Jackson) visited the Museum ...

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Greenwood Utilities a good fit for longtime employee

By DAVID MONROE / Greenwood Commonwealth GREENWOOD — Mike Nix says the most used app on his phone is The Weather Channel — for good reason. On Thursday (July 11), with rain and wind in the forecast for the weekend and beyond, Greenwood Utilities’ vice president of electric operations had already met with his team that morning to discuss their ...

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Mississippi police accused of planting evidence, beating man

Several Greenwood, Mississippi, police officers are accused of beating a man, repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun and planting evidence to create a reason for his arrest. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 28-year-old Gianni Williams is suing police Chief Ray Moore and two officers over his January arrest, saying they violated his constitutional rights. Gianni Williams says one of the ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — Middleby-influenced innovation keeps Viking on the cutting edge

By NASH NUNNERY One could argue that the trend toward luxury home kitchens, cooking shows and celebrity chefs was launched in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. After all, Greenwood-based Viking Range introduced the first professional cooking range for residential use in 1986, essentially creating the modern luxury kitchen market. A ‘Mississippi-made’ company, Viking eventually opened an 87,000-square-foot manufacturing plant ...

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Historic stoplights give retro feel to Greenwood

Greenwood technically may no longer be a Cotton Capital, but it just might be the Historic Stoplight Capital of the World.That’s according to Barrett Williams, a historic preservationist dedicated to preserving and recreating streetscapes to match the historic buildings that line them. Along with Mayor Carolyn McAdams, former Chief Administrative Officer Thomas Gregory, the late state Rep. May Whittington and ...

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Top hospital withdraws affiliation offer to struggling one

Mississippi’s largest hospital says it has withdrawn its offer to affiliate with another hospital because its proposal hasn’t been acted on despite several meetings over the past few months. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the University of Mississippi Medical Center withdrew its proposal to affiliate with Greenwood Leflore Hospital in letters emailed Friday. The 208-bed Greenwood hospital is suffering multimillion-dollar losses ...

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Greenwood pursuing plastics plant

Officials say a Mississippi city is pursuing a plastics manufacturing plant that could create up to 75 jobs.The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Angela Curry, executive director of the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation, is an official involved with recruiting the unnamed plastics company to Greenwood. She told Greenwood’s city council Friday the California-based business has locations across the country and would invest $2 million ...

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