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News in Washington County, Mississippi

Washington County approves water protection plan
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:49:21 -0700

Washington County leaders are touting themselves as innovative and "ahead of the game" when it comes to groundwater protection.

Man killed after crash in Washington County
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:35:28 -0700

The Washington County Coroner's office was notified of a deadly crash at 4:45 a.m. on Sunday.

2 West Nile deaths in Lee and Coahoma counties
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:53:45 -0700

State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five. The deaths occurred in Lee and Coahoma counties. Other deaths have been reported earlier in Forrest, Madison and Yazoo counties. Reported were 12 new West Nile virus cases, bringing Mississippi's total this year to 37. The state also reports a human case of St. Louis ...

County, state work on trash-disposal plan
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:10:43 -0700

GREENVILLE — Washington County and area city officials on Wednesday met with engineers from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to further develop a new plan for trash disposal.

State’s 2014 death toll from West Nile grows to five
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:42:45 -0700

COAHOMA COUNTY and LEE COUNTY — State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year’s total to five.

How Much Do Arkansans Need to Make to Afford a One-Bedroom Apartment?
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:51:23 -0700

AROUND ARKANSAS-- According to an interactive map on the Washington Post, no single county in America has a one-bedroom 'housing wage' below the federal minimum wage of $7.25. In Washington County, to afford a one bedroom apartment, the average employee needs to make $10.25 an hour. According to the article, 30 counties in Arkansas are all tied for the honor of least expensive housing wage, at ...

County approve budget without a tax increase
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:40:22 -0700

GREENVILLE — The Washington County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved its 2014-15 fiscal year budget, which begins Oct. 1 and calls for no increase in taxes.

Virginia considered most unequal when comparing median incomes
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:09 -0700

(CNN) — CNNMoney looks at the five states with the biggest differences in middle class incomes. Virginia Virginia is the most unequal when it comes to comparing median income by county. Loudoun, a wealthy county near Washington D.C., has four times the median income of Buchanan, a struggling county in the southwestern portion of the […]

2 More Die From West Nile in Mississippi
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:53:19 -0700

State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five.

Man booked for murdering his five children in US
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:38:13 -0700

Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) A man has been booked on charges of murdering his five children, aged one to eight, authorities said. Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said in a news release Thursday that police suspected Timothy Ray Jones, 32, "willfully and maliciously killed his five children by violent means at his Lexington home", Xinhua reported. Jones was arrested last Saturday at a ...