June 2013

Board of Trustees holds hearing

The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees held a fiscal year 2014 budget hearing earlier this week. There are no teacher salary schedule increases planned for the 2013 – 2014 school year.

Second mistaken jail release

An inmate is back in custody after being mistakenly released from the Washington County Jail. 53-year-old Willie Rollins, serving time for felony shoplifting, was reportedly released due to a mistake on paperwork. He turned himself back in a short time later, and officials emphasized that it was an improper release…

Delta Health Officials wait for Medicaid News

The Delta’s health officials are keeping an eye on the state capital today for news about an important Medicaid vote. The governor has called a special session for today concerning the federal-state program that provides health care to almost one in five Mississippi residents. Senator Willie Simmons, who represents Bolivar…

Stage set for 2013 – 2014 budget sessions

The Greenville City Council is studying revenue reports in advance of budget sessions for the 2013 – 2014 Fiscal Year.  The City is up by more than 775-thousand dollars for the first eight months of the current fiscal year. Much of the revenue came from the water department, which has…

Water contamination problem solved

Greenville residents will start receiving letters today regarding a water contamination problem that has already been solved. The city sent out the letter after tests indicated that a disinfection byproduct exceeded federal standards. A more recent test indicates that the level is now at a standard considered acceptable.