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Delta State’s College of Education and Human Sciences renews seven-year CAEP accreditation with no findings

CLEVELAND, Miss.—Earning a nationally recognized accreditation is no easy feat, but it’s a process Delta State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) has conquered once again. Educator preparation programs offered by Delta State’s CEHS were recently reaffirmed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator...

New book explores old Delta murder, privilege

Publishing houses often send newspapers advance copies of books for review, hoping to drum up interest for a soon-to-be released manuscript. Editors get weekly emails describing the books and asking for permission to send a copy – it’s wonderful for avid readers and I see a wide variety of new work.

Big option on the way for waste disposal in Southeast Arkansas

Drew County, along with nine other counties in Southeast Arkansas, will have an alternative choice for waste disposal in approximately two years, when MD Power opens a fully functional waste to energy plant in Lake Village. The Drew County Quorum Court approved an ordinance earlier this month during their June 13, regularly scheduled monthly meeting to begin hauling trash to the energy from waste center near Lake Village. Once the facility is completed it will be able to process 500 tons of household trash a day. The trash will be turned into gas that will then be used to heat water, produce steam and create energy.

2022 Southeast Arkansas Rural Business Development Conference set for July 15

Several state and federal agencies will host a rural business development conference on July 15 via Zoom with a small on-site audience in Dermott, according to a news release announcing the conference. The full text of the news release is below:. Providing small and emerging business owners with the skills,...

Field Day Held in Mound Bayou

National Hemp Growers Cooperative hosted the two-day event. The National Hemp Growers Cooperative (NHGC) hosted a Field Day in Mound Bayou and mini-conference in Cleveland on Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7. The two-day event gave local growers the opportunity to learn about industrial hemp, regenerative agriculture, and more from industry experts and experienced growers.

Tourism Update For Bolivar County

Tax revenues are up from last year as well as hotel occupancy rates. Sean Johnson, who has been the Director of Tourism for Visit Cleveland since last September, said he is more than pleased with what he has seen in visits to the city during his tenure–but knows more work can be done. And, he’s actively and methodically doing just that.

Mississippi Cotton: Early-Season Growth Regulators – Podcast

Jay Mahaffey, manager of The Learning Center with Bayer in Scott, MS, visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville for a deep dive into cotton management. Jay, Don, Tom, and Jason start with the thrips problem in 2022 and then discuss Jay’s evolving philosophy of setting a cotton crop up for success by utilizing early-season applications of growth regulators.

Cleveland Business Leader Passes

Roy Collins left a legacy in the community; will be greatly missed. Longtime business leader, Roy Collins passed away June 23 at the age of 80. His funeral was held on Monday, June 27 at First United Methodist Church of Cleveland. Collins was born November 1, 1941 in Cleveland to...

Aycock Electrical

John Thomas Aycock loves what he does, especially the agricultural side of electrical work. “Well pumps are one of my joys,” he said. “And, grain bins. But, I do most any residential-type work that a person might need. In fact, the majority of my work has been residential; at least, until irrigation season starts and I really get involved in well pumps. Then, when harvest season rolls around, grain bins are a big focus for me.”

Campbell Saia Photography

Cleveland native Campbell Saia is the official photographer and videographer for Delta State University, but he didn’t always want to practice his chosen career. In fact, growing up he fancied himself an engineer candidate and actually planned toward that goal when he got to college. “I became a photographer...

Master of Fine Arts

The MFA in Studio Art (Low Residency) is a two-year 60-credit-hour degree with a summer intensive program that serves students who are motivated and want an innovative approach to graduate study through independent studio practice with a flexible structure. Students take courses as a cohort for summer, as well as...

Office of Health and Counseling Services

The Office of Counseling Services provides university students with individual and group assistance for adapting to stressful situations while attending DSU. The professional staff are trained to help with clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, anger, trauma and alcohol and drug abuse. The Center also provides alcohol, and chemical dependency information, brochures, and treatment referrals. Other services include assistance for: adjusting to the university environment; resolving relationship issues with a roommate, professor, parents or significant other; choosing a vocation; selecting a major; and, solving personal, social and educational difficulties.

Obituary: Joseph 'Joe' Seth Caston Sr.

Joseph “Joe” Seth Caston Sr. passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born in Rosedale, Mississippi, on July 7, 1935. Joe graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1955. He was a regional sales representative for 23 years for 3M Company in the engineering systems division.