West Nile makes an early appearance in Mississippi

The state health department has confirmed the first case of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, months ahead of summer. Health officials say the early appearance emphasizes the point that precautions against mosquito bites should be taken year-round. Dr. Alfio Rausa says it is important to remove standing pools of water,…


55 young people apply for intership program

Greenville officials say 55 young people have applied for the city’s summer internship program, which is in its second year. They will chose 45 people to interview and send out their offer letters on April 22nd. They say last year’s program was a success and they are looking forward to…



Four young men arrested after shots are fired in Cleveland

Four young men face charges after shots were fired on First Street in Cleveland late Saturday night. Witnesses thought they heard shots being fired at the fair near the Bolivar County Expo Center, but it was later determined to be on First Street near Martin Luther King Drive. Police arrested…




Water Department Issues Credits

Greenville’s beleaguered Water Department has issued credits on some water bills for March, following incorrect bills for February. The department has acknowledged that human error led to overbillings in about 2-thousands accounts in February.


Greenville Superintendent’s Contract Extended

The school board voted to re-sign Leeson Taylor for another three years, after a glowing evaluation. Taylor took over as Superintendent shortly after Harvey Franklin resigned amid a scandal about kickbacks from an expensive contract signed with a reading services company. Board members credited Taylor with restoring stability to the…


Memorial Mass planned for Jane Henson

A memorial mass is being planned for next week for Jane Henson, the wife of Muppets creator and Leland native Jim Henson. She died at her home in Connecticut on Tuesday at the age of 78 from cancer. She was married to Jim Henson and was also a puppeteer. They…