June 2014

New Superintendent for Sunflower County

A new Superintendent signs on tomorrow with the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. Dr. Debra Dace was previously a curriculum and testing coordinator with the Tunica County School District. She will serve in the school district that consolidated the Drew, Indianola and Sunflower County Districts. In 2010, the county district…


A Fourth of July celebration is planned in Cleveland

The celebration is set for July 3rd in Statesmen Park and will include a fireworks show. The local Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event in honor of the hundreds of Teach for America students who are spending some time at Delta State University this summer. They will enjoy a…




Dates set for Hot Tamale Festival

Greenville is gearing up for this fall’s Delta Hot Tamale Festival, which is becoming an important part of the local economy. It will be held this year on October 16th to the 18th. Organizers said they will release details in the coming weeks. The event was the brainchild of the…




Local unemployment on the rise

Unemployment is back up again after falling during April. Newly released figures for May indicate a 12.5 percent jobless rate in Greenville and a 12.5 percent rate for Washington County. In Washington County, the rate hit 11.6 percent in April, which was the lowest it had been since December 2008…


Funeral day arrives for Joshua Waldrop

Family and friends will honor Joshua Waldrop today. The 24-year-old Cleveland man who vanished June 17th was found dead in his truck near Gunnison on June 23rd. Hundreds of Delta residents who prayed for his safe return during the week he was missing have raised enough money to cover his…