Memorial Mass planned for Jane Henson

A memorial mass is being planned for next week for Jane Henson, the wife of Muppets creator and Leland native Jim Henson. She died at her home in Connecticut on Tuesday at the age of 78 from cancer. She was married to Jim Henson and was also a puppeteer. They…


Leland to extend summer curfew hours

The curfew for juveniles in Leland will become a little more liberal this summer. Currently, individuals under the age of 18 must be off the streets by 8pm. The board voted 3 to 1 to change that to 10pm for the summer months to accommodate young people taking part in…


Washington County getting tough on illegal parkers

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies are cracking down on illegal parking near lower Lake Ferguson and Abide Road. The move follows complaints from residents that people fishing in the lake were parking illegally and blocking driveways and roadways. Deputies are starting with issuing citations, but say they’ll call for tows if…



Illegal gaming machines destroyed in Bolivar County

The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department has done away with four illegal gaming machines allegedly found during a bust in February at Bruce’s Place off Mississippi Highway 446 in Boyle. It was one of several recent busts of illegal gaming. The four machines were destroyed at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional…



IRS reminds families to check the EITC

With the tax filing deadline quickly approaching, the IRS is reminding Delta families to check their eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit. I-R-S Spokesperson Mark Green says the If you’re not required to file, Green says it’s in your best interests to do so anyway, because if you don’t…


Civil rights activist to address mayor’s prayer luncheon

Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams is the keynote speaker at Greenville Mayor John Cox’s prayer luncheon today. She is the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was murdered in 1963 at the age of 37 by a member of the White Citizens Council, who was not convicted until…