Stennis Students unveil their ideas for Leland.

Students studying ideas for community improvement in Leland have made their presentation to the Chamber of Commerce. Ideas presented by a landscape architecture class at Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development included the planting of trees along Broad Street, a new basketball court for…


Leland Christmas Parade Saturday

Leland celebrates its Christmas at Deer Creek event Saturday. A parade starts at 3pm in downtown Leland. The Leland High School Band and the Riverside High School band and choir will perform at 5:30 at Rainbow Connection Bridge on Broad Street. Santa will arrive on a float on the creek…


Sheriff’s Department Charges Three People with Grand Larceny

The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department has charged three people with grand larceny for allegedly stealing a tractor and trailer from the parking lot of Airport Grocery off of U.S. Highway 61 North on November 20th. 23-year-old Kiesch Thomas, 20-year-old Demetric Craig and an unnamed juvenile are facing charges in the…


Second Suspect Arrested

A second suspect has been arrested in the November 11th robbery of a C-Spire store in Greenville in which a window was broken and several phones were snatched from inside the store, as well as a display stand. 18-year-old Shawn Gilliam was arrested in Memphis this week. An alleged accomplice,…


Sentence handed down in Leland plea deal

A 23-year-old man has received his sentence, after a plea deal in the manslaughter of a Leland man six years ago. Ruben Brown Junior was sentenced to 20 years for the fatal shooting of 49-year-old Terry Anthony Keesee Junior, on December 9th, 2006. The sentence includes 14 years in prison…


Guilty plea in a Leland cold case

A suspect has agreed to a plea deal in the manslaughter of a Leland man in 2006. 23-year-old Ruben Brown was in a correctional facility in Pearl on an unrelated count of commercial burglary when he was transferred to Washington County. He reached a plea deal under which he will…


The Chuck Jordan Gala is tonight

The Chuck Jordan and Friends Gala is tonight at the Washington County Convention Center. The event will raise funds for the newly-established Washington County Community Foundation. Board Member Jan Engel says the event will also help remember former Mayor Jordan, who passed away from pancreatic cancer before he could host…


The Town of Alligator is in the Spotlight

The town of Alligator is in the spotlight today as the Mississippi Blues Trails unveils its 166th marker on the museum without walls. The marker honors artists who were born or lived in Alligator, such as George “G.P.” Jackson and Robert “Bilbo” Walker. Delta Blues singer Robert Johnson lived in…


Runoff election has settled school district race

A runoff election in Hollandale has settled a school district race that was left unsettled by the November 6th election. To win during the general election, a candidate had to receive 50 percent plus one vote to be declared the winner. Since that didn’t happen, a runoff was held Tuesday….


Cleveland man dies in single-car accident

A Cleveland man has died in a single car accident on Shaw-Skene Road near Mississippi Highway 446. Witnesses said 53-year-old James “Freddy” Kline appeared to lose control of the vehicle at about 5:30 Tuesday afternoon. His car wound up in a ditch after flipping over once. Emergency crews believe he…