March 2015



March Madness in the Delta

Where’s the best place in this state to live if you’re a big basketball fan? At number 74 out of 300 U.S. cities, WalletHub places Itta Bena at the very top in Mississippi. In fact, the local community is in the survey’s first 5 cities for best hoops fans…period. Editors…




Community clean-up days a bright idea

As local chamber officials announced the 2nd annual Keep Cleveland Beautiful community clean-up day will be held on April 11th, there’s a call from residents for similar efforts in surrounding towns. Bolivar County Supervisor Preston Billings says he’s a big fan of local clean-up events and all they can do…




Prison officials battle persistent problem of contraband

Jailers at the State Penitentiary in Parchman say they, and collegues at three other prisons, are getting tired of having to confiscate and throw away cell phones on a regular basis. Officials in the Corrections Department say searches of the facilities, half operated by the state while the others are…