The West Nile virus makes a December appearance

State health officials say the West Nile virus is extending unusually late this year, and they are urging residents to continue to take the same precautions against mosquito bites that they take during the summer months. Symptoms of West Nile can range from mild to serious. Shelby resident Jewel Wells…



Town of Alligator celebrates recognition

The town of Alligator is celebrating its recognition by the Mississippi Blues Trail. The museum without walls unveiled its 166th marker in Alligator last week, in tribute to artists who were born or lived there, such as George “G.P.” Jackson, Robert “Bilbo” Walker, and Robert Johnson. The next marker is…


Leland Christmas festivities have been rescheduled

Leland’s Christmas Parade, which was planned for December first, has been rescheduled for December 16th. Officials said they did not want to compete with the Greenville Christmas events taking place on the first, so they moved the Christmas at Deer Creek events until the 16th.


Candidates contesting election results

Two candidates whose names appeared on November 6th general election ballot in Washington County are contesting the results. Yolanda Wheatley is contesting the race for the Leland School Board, in which elections officials said she received 181 votes out of 553, with Brandon Keith Taylor receiving 372. In the race…



Rosedale teen in custody in fatal stabbing

A 17-year-old boy from Rosedale is in custody after an altercation that left another teen dead. He is being held at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility while officers continue to investigate a fatal fight in a home on Martin Luther King Drive on Thursday evening. 17-year-old Winford King Junior…



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…