Two die in Highway 61 wreck

Two people were killed and two were seriously injured in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 61 near Merigold on the Fourth of July. The driver, 81-year-old Robert Burden of Cleveland, and a passenger, J.C. Herbert, whose age was not given, both died at the scene. Two people in the…


Three men have been charged with business burglary in Arcola

They were accused of stealing an air conditioner, washer, gas stove and a few other items from a former laundromat that closed in 2010 but still had items of value inside. Nearby residents helped identify the suspects. 45-year-old Jimmy Lee Williams, 20-year-old Christoper Johnson and 20-year-old Deborise Jones now face…


First West Nile Virus death of 2013

The State Health Department is reporting the first death from the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. The patient passed away in Montgomery County, and there were two additional non-fatal cases reported in Forrest and Wayne Counties. So far, the Delta has not reported a human case of West Nile this season,…



Metcalfe Mayor indicted in testing scandal

Corey Holmes was indicted as part of an investigation into a scheme in which test takers were paid to take teacher certification exams for others. The court documents list a Greenville address for Holmes, who previously insisted that he lives in Metcalfe, after the Board of Aldermen accused him of…


It’s now prime mosquito season in Mississippi

Health officials consider July, August and September to be the months with the highest risk for the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. So far, there have been three cases statewide. Last year was a record-breaking year for the virus in Mississippi, so health officials are asking people to be especially careful…


Spike in Greenville’s unemployment rate

Greenville’s unemployment rose to 14.9 percent in May, up from 13.7 percent in April. Analysts say the rate tends to rise in the summer when college students return and count in the unemployment rate if they do not have summer jobs. Greenville’s rate remains above the statewide average, which rose…



Officials waitingon word about Open Carry Law

Delta Officials are waiting for word on what is going to happen with Mississippi’s Open Carry Law, which was due to go into effect yesterday. A temporary injunction is in place pending a hearing next week. The law will expand gun owners’ ability to legally carry a gun in public,…