Water Department looks to collect unpaid bills

Greenville’s Water Department Director is asking the City Council for help in collecting some unpaid bills, some of which date back to 2009. Korey Adams told the council that some 45-hundred accounts are in arrears for a total of about 1 point 2 million dollars. At this time, the city…


A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that Mississippi continues to suffer from a very high rate of obesity

The study identified 13 states, including Mississippi, where obesity is a serious concern. Most of the other states are also in the South. The study indicates that approximately one in three Mississippi residents is obese. Other studies have indicated some minor progress in reducing the childhood obesity rate for preschoolers…



Bolivar County Warden retires

After working for Bolivar County for more than 30 years, James Moore has retired as Warden of the local Jail. He began in 1981 as a corrections officer at the prison in Parchman, worked his way up to captain, and was promoted to warden of the Bolivar County Regional Correctional…



Layoffs hit the Leland Police Department

The Leland Board of Aldermen has laid off five police officers, who represent 20-percent of the staff. Former Chief Leon Hicks, who demoted in August 2012, was among those let go. Officials said they needed to reduce the payroll to balance the budget, and they felt they could reduce the…




Toddler dies in Arcola wreck

Two people have died in a collision between two trucks in Washington County. It happened on Monday on Highway 438 near Arcola when a freightliner attempted to pass a dump truck as it was attempting to turn left into a private drive. The collision killed 53-year-old David Leigh Kirkman of…