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Delta State adopts new course material program

CLEVELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – Delta State University (DSU) adopted the First Day Ready program in an effort to better assist students at the start of the semester. School leaders said the program allows undergraduate students to access their course materials before the first day of class, with an average savings of between 35% to 50%. […]
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DSU Alumni Association hosts inaugural Past Presidents Dinner

CLEVELAND, Miss.— The Delta State University Alumni Association recently honored its past presidents during its inaugural Past Presidents Dinner. The special occasion was hosted April 9 in the Atrium of Kent Wyatt Hall. After more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions, the event was opportunity for the current and past leaders of the organization to reconnect, fellowship and discuss the past and future of the DSU Alumni Association.
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MDNHA announces new Grants Leadership Academy

CLEVELAND, Miss.—The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) is announcing a revamped grants program, with the proposal application portal opening in summer 2022. Known as the MDNHA Grants Leadership Academy, the retooled federally-funded grants program will feature a maximum grant value of $29,500 per project. Grantee organizations must match their proposed projects at least 1:1 with non-federal in-kind or cash resources.

Baseball Completes Series Sweep Of Rattlers

The Jackson State University baseball team concluded its home schedule with an impressive 13-2 win over Florida A&M in seven innings on senior day, completing a three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference series sweep. As JSU honored six outgoing seniors, Jatavis Melton (two runs scored) and Jaelen Williams (two runs scored, three...

Two Mississippi Students Named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars

U.S. Department of Education (May 12, 2022) – U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today announced the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The Mississippi scholars include (hometown, scholar, school, location):

Gustnado captured near Tutwiler, Mississippi

TUTWEILER, Miss. (WTVA) - Corey Gee from Tutwiler shot this video of a gustnado. He shot it around 1:40 p.m. on Friday, May 13. According to WTVA Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan, a gustnado forms on the leading edge of thunderstorm outflow, the rain-cooled air that spills out of a storm.

Busy Tourism Season Expected For Cleveland And Rest Of The Delta

If this first part of the year’s tourism taxes is any indication, Cleveland should be in for a good summer, said Visit Cleveland Mississippi Tourism Director Sean Johnson. “Currently, we’re seeing a 14% increase in tourism tax revenues over last year, and an over 30% jump over pre-pandemic numbers. So, all of this bodes really well for us going into the summer. Other data also points to growth: our website traffic is up considerably over last year and reports from Smith Travel Research, a travel research firm we partner with, shows that demand for hotel rooms in Cleveland has lately been historically high.”

Convicted ex-friar won't be tried in 2nd sex abuse case

GREENWOOD, Miss. — Mississippi prosecutors have dropped a second set of charges against a former Franciscan friar who was convicted last month of sexually abusing a student during the 1990s at a Catholic school. Paul West has started serving a 45-year prison sentence in Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The...

Pour Mississippi Beer And Music Festival Saturday In Cleveland

This weekend, get ready for Pour Mississippi Beer and Music Festival!. Come out with the Keep Cleveland Boring crew and sample beers from nearly twenty breweries!. Front Porch Brew (Homebrew) This 21+ event is held on the south end of the downtown walking track in Cleveland, and features food trucks,...