Reading program bribery trial begins

The Georgia businesswoman at the center of a bribery case that also ensnared former Greenville Superintendent Harvey Franklin is underway in Oxford. Edna Goble is accused of paying kickbacks to Franklin to ensure that the Greenville Public School District would purchase her program for 1 point 4 million dollars. Franklin…


New trash routes go into effect in Greenville today

Crews placed stickers on garbage cans and door hangers on houses to let people know about the new trash pick-up schedule that goes into effect today. Officials say too much trash was being picked up on Mondays, which caused operational problems, so they revised the routes to move some of…





The Delta reacts to the federal government shutdown

Bolivar County officials are reacting negatively to the partial shutdown of the federal government, which they called not productive for anyone. It remains to be seen how long the shutdown will last and what the impact will be in Mississippi. Services deemed essential are largely unaffected, but there may be…



Obamacare arrives in the Delta

On the second day of sign-up for health insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act, Mississippi residents are being advised to watch out for scams. There are groups and individuals who claim that you can or are even required to sign up for their health insurance plans, which may…


Crime stoppers program looking to increase visibility

The Cleveland-Bolivar County Crime Stoppers Program is looking to increase its visibility in the community to let people know that they can safely help solve and prevent crimes in Bolivar County by phoning in tips about criminal activity. The organization has ordered Crime Stoppers chip clips, thermometers, flashlights and pencils…