Cleveland resident dies in Highway 8 crash

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a serious crash involving three vehicles on Mississippi Highway 8 in Ruleville on Tuesday. 64-year-old Avery Baldwin was pronounced dead at this scene, while his passenger, 70-year-old Lloyd Baldwin, was severely injured. A 35-year-old man and a teenager in a second car were severely…

DSU President recovering from head injury

Delta State University President William LaForge is recuperating after suffering a head injury during a beach vacation in South Carolina. He experienced a subdural hematoma, which is a gathering of blood on the brain’s surface. He will take a few weeks of medical leave and says he looks forward to…

Property tax hike expected in Washington County

Washington County residents may soon see higher property taxes. It’s due to a recent modification by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of its soil classifications, which will result in higher property values and therefore the taxes levied on those properties. They are the first soil-classification adjustments since the 1970’s.

Hollandale Police Chief Fired

The Hollandale Board of Aldermen has fired Police Chief Charles Patterson. Mayor Melvin Willis declined comment on the reason, but said a formal statement about the termination will be issued today. Patterson was previously Police Chief in Greenville, which fired him in 2010 after three women accused him of assault….