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Golf course closing due to budget cuts

Faced with nearly $2 million in state budget cuts in the past 13 months, Delta State University will close the university golf course as a way to offset cuts and protect the university's core operations. President William N. LaForge said this is a difficult but necessary decision in order to…
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Clevelanders brainstorm on digital future of city

Dr. Roberto Gallardo of the Mississippi State University Extension Intelligent Community Institute spoke to the Team Cleveland board Wednesday about the future of the digital age and implementing programs that will get Cleveland ahead. "One of the main issues of the digital age is the digital divide, and that is…
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Whitten worried over possible tax shift

Supervisor Donny Whitten mentioned the tax increase that could possibly take place during Tuesday's Bolivar County Board of Supervisors Meeting. "I read the paper and I get on the internet to see what the bills are, and what's happening down at the legislature, and there are a couple of different…
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Turnipseed honored with state diversity award

Professor of History at Mississippi Valley State University Dr. Cassie Sade Turnipseed recently received the Diversity Educator of the Year award for her outstanding achievements over the years while being an educator. The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning's Diversity Committee recognized Turnipseed for the…
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Delta State looks for unique funding

As college expenses rise and budgets are cut, many state universities are looking for alternative ways to create revenue and Delta State University is among them. Institutions of Higher Learning Director of Communications Caron Blanton said, “These types of developments are becoming more common.”
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Two die in Rosedale

Two people died on Friday evening due to what seems to have been a murder-suicide in Rosedale. According to Murray Roark, deputy coroner for Bolivar County, Sydrick Brown of Beulah shot and killed his girlfriend Nakota Cartwright of Rosedale. Brown then supposedly proceeded to kill himself. Roark said both died…
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Little guitar speaks volumes for area

Bolivar County lovers and visitors now have a special souvenir available for them the next time they visit the Martin and Sue King Heritage Railroad Museum. Lisa Miller, executive director for the museum, designed guitars inspired by images in the Delta after a similar guitar was given to her as…
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