Boyle, MS

Statesman Spotlight: Shalandria Kince

CLEVELAND, Miss. – Shalandria Kince, a native of Shaw and 2019 graduate of Shaw High School, is expected to graduate from Delta State University in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Get to know her in this Statesman Spotlight. Why did you choose your major?
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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.
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Volleyball Flashback

ITTA BENA, Miss. - The Jackson State University volleyball program earned the fifth SWAC Regular Season Championship in program history with a 3-1 victory over Mississippi Valley State. The Tigers started the match on an 8-3 scoring run, and kept the foot on the gas for the remainder of the...

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.

30th Kids AT underway at Camp Shelby

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi National Guard’s Family Programs Directorate is hosting an annual summer camp for the young dependents of National Guard servicemen and women. The 30th Kids AT (Annual Training) is for children 9-12 and it features arts and crafts, swimming and other normal summer...

Delta State University awarded $20k NEA Big Read grant

CLEVELAND, Miss.—Delta State University and the Bolivar County community will experience the joy of sharing a good book together thanks to a $20,000 grant awarded to Delta State by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, as part of the NEA Big Read project.


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.
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Lucia Kelso Adlfinger

Lucia Kelso Adlfinger was born on May 30,1921 in Rosedale, Mississippi to Harriet Emma McClure Edwards and Lucius Evan Edwards. She grew up in the small Illinois farming community of Carlinville, living in the loving home of her grandparents, James E. McClure and Florence Parker McClure, along with their daughter, her beloved aunt Dorothy. When she was 8, her mother married Dr. Leon Kelso, who served the medical needs of Carlinville residents during the depression, and Lucia was legally adopted.

Teen stepson accused of killing Delta State professor

BOLIVAR COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A teenager is accused of killing his stepmother, a Delta State University music professor, on Tuesday, June 14. Bolivar County deputies said Boyle police requested help with a possible murder at a home around 5:15 p.m. They said Karen Fosheim, 57, of Boyle, was found suffocated on the floor. The […]

Leland school board adopts budget

Spending for the 2022-23 school year is expected to increase based on the Leland Public School budget adopted this week by the Board of Education. Board members voted unanimously June 13 to adopt a spending plan totaling $7.3 million for the new budget year that begins July 1. Leland’s previous budget was based on the district’s identified as out-of-formula, meaning the property value of the…

A Taste of Soul Festival This Weekend in Greenville

An action-packed weekend of comedy, music, and family fun is kicking off Friday in Greenville, MS. Comedian Merc B. Williams joins us to talk about performing in his hometown and who you can expect to see this weekend! Get your tickets here!