Southern Bancorp makes local acquisition

Southern Bancorp has announced plans to acquire the Bank of Bolivar County, which has branches in Shelby and Mound Bayou. The company says the acquisition highlights its commitment to economic opportunity in rural America.




West Nile makes another appearance in Mississippi

With more than a month left of peak mosquito season, the state health department has reported two new cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, which causes flu-like symptoms and can vary greatly in severity. The new cases were in Hinds and Rankin Counties. The health department only reports West…


Dilapidated properties in the spotlight

The Greenville City Council meets today, and will continue discussions of lots that are in a state of disrepair and uncleanliness that qualifies them as a menace to public health and safety. The lots in question are on Washington Ave, Mayfield Street, North Cornell Street, Naples Street and others.



Boil water alert lifted in Shaw

Shaw has lifted the boil water alert that was issued on December 31st. Tests have now determined that tap water is safe to drink. The alert was issued at the end of last year due to repairs that had to be made to aging pipes. Mound Bayou has also lifted…




First Family of Football embarks on health campaign

Drew native Archie Manning has signed on to help the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a health campaign aimed at improving the state’s health challenges, such as diabetes and obesity. Sara Merrick with the school’s Office of Development says havingFirst Family of Football embarks on health campaign Family of…