September 2014


Cleveland master plan unveiled

The Cleveland Master Plan has been unveiled during a well-attended meeting on the Delta State University Campus. The Master Plan, which will guide the city’s future, was the result of a three-day intensive workshop known as a charrette that included public input.



The State Health Department has confirmed three new human cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, which brings 2014’s totals so far to 40 cases and five deaths

The new cases are not in our area, but there were previous cases reported in Bolivar, Washington and Coahoma Counties, which had one case each. The state health department has also reported three recent cases in Mississippi of the EV-D68 virus, which can cause cold symptoms, muscle weakness and paralysis….


Greenville airport looks to the future

The Mid-Delta Regional Airport’s successful appeal of a federal subsidy issue has cleared the way for a new airline to begin service at the airport. The city recently appealed and won, after regulators found that the airport did not meet the minimum number of daily passengers for a subsidy. Officials…



City wins airport appeal

The City of Greenville has won an appeal of an airport ruling. The US Department of Transportation has upheld city’s appeal of an earlier ruling that found that the Mid-Delta Regional Airport is not eligible for a federal subsidy because it doesn’t average ten passengers per day. The successful appeal…


Details emerge on embezzlement case in Mound Bayou

City-owned property missing in Mound Bayou has been estimated as being worth about 17-thousand dollars. That estimate comes from the State Auditor’s office. 51-year-old Kennedy Johnson, who was mayor of Mound Bayou from 2001 to 2013, stands accused of stealing property and using it in the restaurant he owns. He…


Local jobless rate declines

Washington County’s jobless rate has dropped, under the new figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The rate fell two full percentage points from 14.1 percent in July to 12.1 percent in August. The rate in Washington County remains much higher than the state average, which was 7.9 percent…