December 2015

Expected closures during the New Year’s observance

All federal and state government offices will be closed New Year’s Day. The city halls in Greenville, Cleveland, Drew, Boyle, Mound Bayou, Pace, Rosedale, Indianola, Ruleville and Shelby will also be closed of course. All banks will be closed on Friday. The Bolivar County Library System will be closed until…


Anonymous donor’s Christmas gift surprises dozens of recipients

The Ruleville Police Department was out on patrol Christmas Eve handing out hundred dollar bills. Officers stopped motorist driving through town and surprised them with the cash. An anonymous Santa gifted the police department with 25- hundred dollars to hand out to motorists driving through Ruleville. Officers had fun randomly…


Some public services suspended until the New Year

The U.S. Post Office will be open today New Year’s Eve from 9 till 5 then closed on New Year’s Day. The Bolivar County Courthouses in Cleveland and Rosedale will be closed today New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. RES garbage collection will run today New Year’s Eve but…


Holiday safety patrol: You’e no punk, so don’t drive drunk

Under the influence? Under arrest. The Mississippi Highway Patrol wants to stress that they will be out in full force for New Years. Troopers consider the weekend to officially begin this afternoon at 6. They plan to catch impaired drivers with all means necessary including safety checkpoints. Last year they…


Jobless claims on the rise in Washington County

The unemployment rate in Greenville was unchanged from October to November while Washington County’s rate moved up a bit. The slight increase from October to November was up from 9.3 to 9.6 percent. The latest information was released from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. There are jobs available in…


A new era begins on Saturday in Greenville

The new mayor and councilmen will be inaugurated this weekend and the dynamics at City Hall will no doubt change with new leadership. The official swearing-in ceremony will take place at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center in Greenville Saturday morning at 11. Erick Simmons was elected with 72- percent…


Holiday burglaries at Lake Ferguson get Deputies attention

Two different vehicles were broken into on South Lake Ferguson Road. It was reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that three guns, two rifles and a handgun were stolen from two different vehicles that were parked side by side. The residents believe it happened Christmas morning about 10. Assistant…


Reported shooter has assault charges dropped

A domestic aggravated assault charge against 31- year old Yancy Jackson has been dropped. He went to jail after shooting a woman in the leg at his residence Christmas day. He spent the rest of the holiday at the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility until his appearance in Municipal Court…


A wildlife alert has been issued by State authorities

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced that flooding from heavy rains will displace many deer and other wildlife from their normal habitat. As these animals move onto adjacent lands this could complicate food sources. Supplemental feeding is not recommended in areas that will be inundated with floodwater….


Inaugural ball tickets up for grabs

The inaugural parade for Republican Governor Phil Bryant is scheduled for January 12 in downtown Jackson. The public is always encouraged to come out but did you know you can also attend the event that follows? Tickets to the inaugural ball that night at the Jackson Convention Complex are only…