Reprieve for Mid-Delta Regional Airport’s Contract Control Towers

Greenville’s Mid-Delta Regional Airport’s contract control towers ordered to close April 20th have received an extension. The towers are set to close, along with dozens of others at small and medium airports around the country, as part of the federal sequestration cuts. The extension gives a new closure date of…


Board of Supervisors look at usage of county vehicles

The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors is taking a look at the personal usage of county vehicles, after reports that someone has been snapping photos of employees allegedly violating the policy that states that county vehicles are to be used for county business only, and not for personal or family…


Suspended Metcalfe Police Chief Reinstated

The Metcalfe Board of Alderman has voted to reinstate Police Chief Emmitt Jenkins. He was suspended in February after two Washington County residents filed a lawsuit that alleged misconduct by Jenkins. Details of those accusations were not released, but a review by the Town Attorney found the plaintiffs’ version of…


Marion Marshall Cole Jr., 83, of Cleveland

Marion Marshall Cole Jr., 83, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Cleveland Nursing and Rehab. Visitation will be 9:00- 10:00 a.m Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Ray Funeral Home with the Celebration of Life Service will Immediately following with Bro. Milton Burd officiating. Interment will be in…


Mr. Ramon C. (Buzzy) Nokes, 84, of Cleveland

Mr. Ramon C. (Buzzy) Nokes, 84, of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, March 29, 2013 at North Sunflower Medical Center. Visitation will be 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013 at Ray Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the McNutt Cemetery in Schlater with Rev. Floyd Cooper…


Mr. Albert Scott Day, Jr., 85, of Gunnison

Mr. Albert Scott Day, Jr., 85, of Gunnison, passed away March 19, 2013 at the Veterans Home in Oxford. Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Gunnison United Methodist Church. Memorial Services will immediately follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Gunnison United Methodist…


Mrs. Geraldine Holmes Dickerson, 81, of Cleveland

Mrs. Geraldine Holmes Dickerson, 81, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Vicksburg, MS. Visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS. Celebration of Life Services will immediately follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at…


Two Washington County residents face meth charges

Two young people face meth charges following their arrests in Washington County. 27-year-old Ashley Buford and 18-year-old Dustin Barham were arrested after Buford’s vehicle was stopped on Mississippi One near the R U Clean Carwash.  Officers allegedly found a large amount of methamphetamine and a portable lab. Ashley Buford remains…


YMCA considers reopening

The Greenville City Council may reconsider its decision to partner with the Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA to allow Greenville residents to use the Y’s pool. A memorandum of understanding was signed to allow residents to use the Y pool for small fee of one to three dollars per visit. The…


State releases county health rankings

The health rankings measure factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, diet and exercise, access to clinical care and economic factors, such as the childhood poverty rate. Washington County ranked 64th out of 82 counties. Bolivar County ranked right below at 65. Sunflower County came in at number 76 and…