Latest Greenwood News

Officer who caused murder case mistrial may return to post

Nov. 5, 2019 9:10 AM EST

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer who caused a mistrial by texting prosecutors from the witness stand may soon have her detective status restored. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Jeri Bankston's possible promotion has angered the mother of the victim whose case was trashed. Trevia...

The Latest: Democrat seeks bipartisan support in Mississippi

Nov. 4, 2019 4:06 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi governor's race (all times local): 3 p.m. The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor says he thinks he will receive bipartisan support from voters. Jim Hood spoke to reporters Monday as he campaigned in the Mississippi Delta, a region that's important...

From Luckenbach to Rocky Top, country is an American roadmap

Sep. 23, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music is a uniquely American art form, with its roots in the fiddle from European immigrants and the African banjo all the way through its explosion as a commercial art form that has reflected the social, economic and cultural changes within our country. Ken Burns took on...

Stinky shoppers unoffended after Mississippi store bans them

Sep. 14, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — You stink, stay out! That's the message from one Mississippi Delta convenience store to workers at a neighboring soybean oil mill. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the convenience store has a sign on its door stating "Notice: Bad Smelling Oil Mill People Please Do Not Enter."...