Spike in Washington County unemployment rate

Washington County’s unemployment rate jumped to 15.6 percent in June, up from 14.3 percent the previous month. Analysts attributed the spike to college students returning home for the summer who count in the unemployment rate if they are unable to find summer jobs. Washington County’s jobless rate is currently one…

Bolivar County resident dies from West Nile

The State Department of Health has reported the second West Nile-related death of 2013 and it is in Bolivar County. West Nile is transferred to humans by infected mosquitoes. Two mosquitoes recently tested positive in Greenville. No information was given about the age or gender of the Bolivar County patient.

Witness chases down burglary suspect

A burglary suspect was arrested at Lester Drive and U.S. 82 after a witness who spotted him allegedly breaking into a car at the Country Inn chased him down and held him until police arrived. 33-year-old Brian White was arraigned Monday on burglary charges. It was the second recent case…

Cleveland has a new cooking star

Executive Chef David Crews won first place at the 10th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans for his tuna and lump crabmeat salad. To learn more about these, or other local stories, visit us online, at delta daily news dot com.

Boomer Scott to be laid to rest today

Baseball Great George “Boomer” Scott is being remembered today at a funeral service at Mount Bethel Church in his native Greenville. Rick Cleveland is executive director at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, which inducted Scott in 2007.

Greenville man headed to life in prison

A Greenville man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder. Marcus Roberson admitted to stabbing his former girlfriend to death on December 1, 2010. 26-year-old Turry Ferguson was killed in the presence of the couple’s three young children. Roberson’s bother, Terry Roberson Junior, faces charges…