March 2015

SeaPort takes off from Greenville

Monday’s open house at Mid-Delta Regional Airport helped celebrate the arrival of SeaPort Airlines to Greenville. SeaPort Executive VP Tim Sieber. A ribbon cutting helped mark the anticipated return of a commercial carrier, as SeaPort Monday launched daily service to Memphis.


Water rising

The Mighty Mississppi was over 28 feet in Arkansas City and reports were water levels are expected to be an estimated 3 feet below flood stage in Rosedale when the river crests next week. Levee engineers are monitoring the weather and it’s potential effects and say things there look pretty…


Splash Pad Equipment to be Purchased

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has approved the purchase of equipment to start constructing a splash pad near the convention center. The area will have water sprays rising from a play area so kids can keep cool this summer. The County will spend 33-thousand dollars to purchase the equipment…


Tomorrow’s scientists to gather for TechSavvy conference

Coordinators say this Saturday’s TechSavvy Conference in Cleveland will give local girls in grades 6 through 9 some hands-on exposure to STEM studies. Joi Phillips with AAUW says local mentors will lead 10 different workshops on the DSU campus about the hard sciences. Phillips serves as Finance Director for the…




Scammers going door to door

Local residents are being warned by the State Fire Marshall’s Office about an ongoing scam that heats up at this time of year. Unauthorized salespeople attempting to sell home security alarm systems. Fire Marshall Mike Chaney suggests folks don’t do business with anyone who shows up at your door unless…



Convicted murderer gets life in prison

Lawrence Reed has been found guilty of murdering Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMilliam in 2013 and dumping his badly beaten and burned body. The defense had argued the defendant strangled the openly gay man because he feared being raped. Reed will spend the rest of his life behind bars without…