April 2014


Students arrested for gun possession

Two students from Margaret Green Junior High School in Cleveland are under arrest for the alleged possession of a gun on school property. The gun was not loaded and they reportedly were not planning on using it, but did want to show it to classmates. The students were arrested by…


The Delta pitches in for tornado relief

Delta residents are being invited to help out neighbors in need by donating bottled water and canned goods to residents of other parts of Mississippi and Arkansas who are dealing with the aftermath of multiple tornadoes. Water and canned goods can be dropped off at Oakes Auto Group on Highway…


Local jobless rate holds steady

New jobless figures for Greenville have been released. Greenville’s unemployment rate held steady at 13.2 percent in March, unchanged from the previous month. It’s still above the state’s average, which was 7.4 percent for March, as well as the national average, which currently stands at 6.7 percent.



Arrest in Greenville homicide

An arrest has been made in the city’s second homicide of the year. 39-year-old Joseph Whitehead of Greenville faces charges in the fatal shooting of a man on South Harvey Street over the weekend. 46-year-old Anthony Paul Williams of Greenville was found late Sunday night suffering from multiple gunshot wounds…



Greenville Police make a meth bust

Following an ongoing investigation, Greenville Police have arrested two residents for alleged possession of the drugs that are used to make meth. 33-year-old Timothy Massey and 29-year-old Cory Davis were stopped on South Main Street near Tampa Street earlier this month and allegedly found to be in possession of several…


Judge Thomas’ last week on the job

It’s the last week on the job for Bolivar County Youth Court Judge Gwendolyn Thomas, who is retiring after serving since 2002. Her first job as a judge was city judge in Rosedale in 1980. She has said she plans to continue serving Bolivar County in other endeavors.


Hollandale loses another Mayor

For the second time in less than six months, Hollandale has lost its mayor. Freddie Love died on Friday in a Jackson hospital at the age of 67 from complications of the respiratory illness he came down with in March. He was elected Mayor after Mayor Bill Willis died in…