April 2013

Delta Schools prepping for state tests

State tests in the Delta’s public schools start tomorrow. The Greenville Public, Western Line, Leland and Hollandale school districts have been preparing all year and offering benchmark tests that help assess student progress. Subjects include algebra, biology, history and English. The tests are given in different grades, and students must…

Bolivar County Community Work Center to close

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has announced that it will close four out of its 17 community work centers this summer to save money. The Bolivar County Community Work Center in Rosedale is one of the four that will close. It houses inmates who are serving time for minor offenses…

Robbery at Regions Bank

Greenville Police are investigating the armed robbery of Regions Bank on Mississippi One early Thursday afternoon. An armed man demanded cash from a teller and escaped on foot. No one was injured. Police were looking for a black male who’s about five foot six and 200 pounds.

A new police chief is on duty in Shaw

Rosedale resident Anthony Gibson began that position earlier this month. He says his goals are reducing crime and improving technology. He has experience in grant writing, which he hopes to use to benefit the department’s technology upgrade needs.

Man charged after bat incident

A Greenville man faces aggravated assault charges for allegedly hitting another young man with a bat following a two-vehicle wreck on Raceway Road on Monday. 24-year-old Marcus Smith was arrested late Wednesday on Oregon Street. He is accused of striking 21-year-old Khoner Townsend with the bat. The victim is hospitalized…