Greenville Police Officer arrested

A Greenville Police Officer has resigned, shortly before his arrest for statutory rape. La’Dale Porter had been with the department for two years. Not much is known about the case, but he reportedly resigned prior to the arrest. He has already appeared before a judge, who set bond at 25-thousand…


The Delta marks 9/11

Local police and fire, as well as members of the public, gathered this morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Mississippi Highway 8 for a memorial service for those who died in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Participating organizations included Cleveland Police, the Bolivar County Sheriff’s…


The Voice of the Bulldogs passes away

Former longtime sports broadcaster Jack Cristil has passed away. Mississippi State University has confirmed that Cristil died over the weekend at a hospice center in Tupelo of kidney disease and cancer. Cristil was the Voice of the Bulldogs at MSU from 1953 to 2011. When he retired, he had the…



Obesity rates on the rise

Health advocates are concerned, after a recent States of Obesity report from the Trust for America’s Health finds Mississippi tied with West Virginia for the most obese state. The States of Obesity report names Colorado as the least obese state.


training drills postponed

The Mississippi Army National Guard has postponed weekend training drills until later in the month, blaming a lack of funding. A number of other states have also postponed or cancelled National Guard training for the same reason.


Give more cases of West Nile confirmed

Health officials have confirmed five more human cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, which causes flu-like symptoms that range from mild to fatal. So far, Mississippi has 24 official cases this year, but many people do not seek medical treatment so the real number is unknown. The only local…



Riverboat to grace Greenville waters

The American Queen Steamboat company has confirmed that it will make Greenville stops on a regular basis starting next year. The riverboat recently docked in Greenville as part of a test run and drew some crowds who wanted to see the majestic boat on local waters. The American Queen is…