We understand that (Mrs.) J. W. Randolph (colored) has been appointed postmistress at Greenwood in place of Mrs. Strong, resigned. We do not think she could have been elected to the position by the constituency who receive their mail through the office. Further comments reserved.
From Files of Yazoo Valley Flag, 1880
THE POSTOFFICE- Mrs. Randolph received her commission as Postmaster a few days ago, and on Tuesday last, took possession of the same, and immediately appointed Mrs. F.E. Upshur her deputy, and then sent in her resignation and recommended Mrs. Upshur for the position. Against Mrs. Upshur personally no objection can be urged and we have no doubt her conduct of the office will be entirely satisfactory to the general public.
From The Yazoo Flag, February 24, 1881
B. Dantone has let the contract for a nice cottage to be erected on Howard Street, just north of the Baptist Church. The house will be occupied by Rev. Mr. Lipsey and family when completed.
From The Greenwood Enterprise, March 25, 1898
B. Dantone is having his two residences removed from the lots he recently sold to the U. S. Government for the Greenwood post office site on Howard Street. He received instructions from the Government officials to remove the houses, which would indicate that work on the erection of the post office building will begin sooner than has been expected.
From The Commonwealth, March 26, 1909
The wheels of the Government revolve slowly, but they are sure, and the Enterprise carries this week advertisement for bids for building the new post office on the old Dantone lot. The Government purchased this site several years ago and the appropriation was made for the building, but the Government is never in a hurry and nothing further has been done. In passing this lot just the other day, one of our businesses inquired what was the status of the post office building and the next morning we received the copy for the advertisement for the building. We hope that bids on the building will be satisfactory to the Government and that work on the building will soon be under headway. A handsome Federal building would be fine on this lot and Greenwood is a big enough City for a handsome Federal building. It would seem a little odd to go down on Howard Street for the mail, but we are willing to make the change for the sake of the building.
From The Greenwood Enterprise, April 21, 1911
The post office building in this city will be enlarged and remodeled if a bill recently favorably reported to the House of Representatives at Washington is passed at the present session of Congress.
The Greenwood post office is among the large number of offices throughout the United States to which enlargements are contemplated.
Increased business at the Greenwood post office has been found to require larger and more commodious quarters necessary for the accommodation of the patrons of the office.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, February 14, 1923
A long needed addition to the post office building in Greenwood, affording more and better facilities for handling the mail in this city, will be made, culminating efforts inaugurated by Postmaster Fred Little and Assistant Postmaster W. E. Blanks, and in which the Chamber of Commerce of Greenwood has assisted.
Information that the addition will be made is contained in a telegram received from Congressman Whittington, stating: "Am assured extension will be made to Greenwood Post Office."
Mr. Whittington has been working on the matter for sometime, and has been in consultation with the post office department over the congestion and needs of the local office.
The office has been inspected by architects with a view to ascertain the needs, and the recommendation for the addition has been made.
Business at the Greenwood post office has grown enormously since the present federal building was erected, and both interior working space and accommodations for the public are inadequate to the present volume of business.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, March 5, 1927