City Commissioners declined to vote on a plan

City Commissioners in Clarksdale have declined to vote on a plan submitted by Mayor Bill Luckett that would have certified assistant fire chiefs and captains as sanitary officers who are authorized to issue citations for high grass, weeds and debris. The mayor characterized his plan as an efficient use of…



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…