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0fficials break ground on Statesmen Boulevard

  Wednesday afternoon with slight summer sprinkles, Delta State University held a groundbreaking ceremony as the school announced it would begin construction on Statesmen Boulevard. Delta State University Athletic Director Ronnie Mayers said Statesmen Boulevard would enhance the overall atmosphere during sporting events.
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Firefighters take on flames and heat

Excessive heat sent hit three firefighters Wednesday morning as they battled a blaze at 256 Illinois Central Ave. in Boyle. According to Bolivar County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Philips, the department received a call about the fire at the home of Billy Horne at 8:54 a.m. "It took us…
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Convicted murderer loses appeal

Convicted murderer Gerry Love lost his appeal Tuesday in the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Love was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced as a habitual offender to life in prison without parole for the November 2013 death of Glandra Williams.
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Trustees look at timeline for gym repairs

ROSEDALE — Charles Barron, interim superintendent of West Bolivar Consolidated School District, updated trustees on renovations of the high school gymnasium and cafeteria that caught fire in June 2016. Barron said he met with Gary Bailey of Bailey Architecture Education to set a timetable for completion of the two areas.
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Delays handled in courthouse porch repairs

The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors was updated Monday on delays in regards to the repairs on the front porch of the courthouse in Cleveland. Project manager Holly Hawkins of Belinda Stewart Architects explained the delay of finishing the front porch was because the terracotta material had to be specially…
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Walk raises gun violence awareness

  Dozens of community members marched in the streets of Drew on Saturday in the name of ending gun violence in the area with shirts that read “Stop, Think, Walk." As previously reported, the event was organized by Kenwaun Meeks, his sister Tamica Meeks, and their friend Davida Johnson once…
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