State releases scores for local school districts

The State Education Department has released a report card for local districts. Most Delta schools fared poorly, with some instances of improvement. The best news came from Leland, which raised its grade to a C, after getting an F for every school last year. Greenville maintained its D average. Hollandale…




Five Lake Ferguson homes to be demolished

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is moving ahead with a plan to demolish five Lake Ferguson properties damaged during the May 2011 flood along the Mississippi River. FEMA offered the homeowners 75-percent of fair market value, and five accepted. The Board of Supervisors has accepted a bid of more…



Cleveland residents arrested in assault case

Two men and a woman have been arrested in Cleveland for a kidnapping, assault and robbery in August. Police believe the three suspects concocted a story that the victim had tried to rape the woman and that she hit him over the head with a lamp in self-defense, in order…



Bond set in deadly domestic violence case

Bond has been set for a Cleveland woman accused of killing her boyfriend. Bond was set at 100-thousand dollars for Tommette Perkins. The 44-year-old Cleveland woman is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend in the neck during a dispute in the Lane Street home they shared. She has not posted…