May 2014


State seeks guards for Parchman

The Corrections Department has put out the call for applicants interested in becoming guards at the Parchman prison in Sunflower County. A release from the Corrections Department promotes job security and great benefits in the field of corrections. Pay averages a little over 18-hundred dollars per month. Interviews and screenings…


CHS Jazz Band wins award!

The Cleveland High School Jazz Band is celebrating its second place finish in the 34th annual Alcorn State Jazz Festival. It was the jazz band’s first competition.




14-year-old arrested in stolen truck

Cleveland Police have arrested a 14-year-old driving an allegedly stolen vehicle. An officer approached the truck in the Western Plaza parking lot after the driver threw trash out of the vehicle, and reportedly found that it was a juvenile and that it was the second truck he had stolen that…



Sentencing approaching for convicted sergeant

A sentencing date has been set for a former Greenville sergeant accused of bribery. Burney Alfred Peacock will learn his fate on May 14th. The former sergeant pleaded guilty in January to charges that he solicited bribes from the owner of Southern Whispers Nightclub in exchange for a heads-up as…


Cleveland Police made two arrests at the local Walmart

WalMart employees called police on Wednesday complaining that two women were shoplifting a large amount of items from the store. Police allegedly found more than 100 items in the suspects’ car, and neither woman could produce a receipt. They were identified as 35-yearp-old Lisa Justice of Duncan and 31-year-old Sophia…


Sentencing set for alleged bank robber

Sentencing is approaching for one of four alleged bank robbers who got caught immediately after they robbed Planters Bank and Trust on Washington Ave in September. A sentencing date of May 22 has been set for Derotha Wallace. Another sentencing was set for June, and the other two do not…