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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.

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.

2 face charges after death investigation in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Two people face charges in the death of a woman in Carbondale. Ashley Curtis was reported missing on May 3. Her body was discovered on May 9 in the 400 block of East College Street. Jamar Boyd, 42, of Hollandale, Mississippi was indicted on two...

Greenville park "suspension" stops all park activities

As The Delta News told you FIRST Tuesday night, the Greenville city council "suspended" the entire Greenville Parks and Recreation department in an unprecedented move. Those involved say, it came out of nowhere.... during Tuesday night's Greenville City Council meeting. The council voted on and entered an order to stop EVERYTHING park-related in Greenville.

Two Arrested in May Murder of Carbondale Woman

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police say two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 39-year-old Ashley Curtis of Carbondale last month. According to Carbondale Police, Curtis went missing on May 3 and was found dead May 9 in the 400 block of East College Street. The investigation...

Man charged with murder, woman charged with obstruction in connection to Carbondale woman's death

CARBONDALE, IL — Two people have been charged in connection to the death of a Carbondale, Illinois, woman whose body was found in a home on East College Street in May. Ashley Dawn Curtis was reported missing in early May. When she was reported missing, police said she'd last been seen in the 400 block of East College Street on May 1. The Carbondale Police Department later announced that the 39-year-old woman's body had been found in a home in that same block of East College Street.

Greenville suspends entire city department

At Tuesday night's Greenville City Council meeting, council members took the highly unusual step of suspending an entire department of city government. The move comes in the wake of the weekend-long "Taste of Soul Culture Fest" which attendees tell the Delta News, did not bring in the numbers or the revenues many had hoped for.


LELAND – Nicholas Rosman Lederle Jr., of Leland, passed away Monday, June 13th, 2022, at Munson Medical Center with his loving family at his side. Nick was born February 27th, 1944, in Washington DC and was raised in Washington DC, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Leland in the summer. As a teenager he worked as a machinery builder in the Federal Republic of Germany gaining exceptional talent in skilled metalworking. The adventures did not stop there. He met kings, princes, and spies through his father’s government service and employment with Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia.
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Jerome L. Burton

A native of Greenville, Washington County Mississippi, died at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX, on June 12, 2022. He graduated from Coleman High School in 1964. Following graduation, Jerome enrolled at Alcorn State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He did further study at Tuskegee University, earning a Master’s Degree and Kansas State University, where he earned his Ph.D. Degree in Agriculture.

Jerry Dewayne Williams

Jerry Dewayne Williams, 69, a lifelong resident of Lake Village died Monday, June 20, 2022, in Hot Springs. He was born on March 29, 1953, to his parents, Oddie “Buck” Williams and Gertie Mae Oliver. Jerry was of the Baptist faith and worked in farming and was an...