After getting off to a poor start Friday, the Greenwood Tigers, as the team of the Greenwood High School is called, settled down and clawed their way to a 11 to 9 victory over the Mound Bayou High School team. The game was slow and marred by several errors on both sides. The Greenwood team fought hard. The same teams play again today.
Batteries for Greenwood: Threadgill and Grissom; for Mound Bayou: Dillard, Powell and Durden.
From The Greenwood Daily Commonwealth, April 24, 1926
The colored high school building was completely destroyed this morning at 4 o'clock by a fire of mysterious origin.
The building was aflame throughout its entire interior when the alarm was turned in, and the fire department arriving immediately found the roof falling in. Only the front and sidewalls are standing.
Police patrolmen reported that they had passed by the building shortly before the alarm and at that time there was no sign of fire in the building.
An investigation into the cause of the blaze is being held.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, April 26, 1935
C. H. Wilkes, principal of the Colored High School, which was destroyed by fire Friday morning, announces that class work will be resumed Monday morning at the Wesley M. E. Church, and requests that all students in the high school will report at the church at 8:30 ready for their school work.
The Wesley Church is adequate and commodious and the schoolwork will be carried on without loss of time for the remainder of the session.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, April 27, 1935
The Flint Construction Company, of Jackson, was awarded the contract for the construction of the Colored High School building yesterday afternoon. The price was approximately $22,000.00
J. D. Lanham was awarded the contract for the plumbing, heating and wiring of the building. This is a PWA project and the construction will begin at an early date.
Bids were also received yesterday afternoon on the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Annex, but the contract was not awarded as the bids were held for further consideration.
Robert J. Moor was the architect on both projects.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, December 3,1935
A PWA work order has been received for the beginning of construction on the Greenwood Colored High School, it is announced this morning by R. J. Moor, architect. Construction work will start on February 10, Mr. Moor said.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, February 1, 1936
The Greenwood Colored High School football team will play the Colored High School team of Yazoo City on the local gridiron, Friday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m.
This is the first football game in the history of the Greenwood school. Coach Green has been working his boys hard and says they are in good condition for the game.
The public is invited to attend the game.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, October 27, 1936