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Meet MEDC Monday Features Lauren Spurlock

Lauren Knight-Spurlock joined the staff of MEDC in April 2022. Lauren was the executive director of the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce prior to joining the MEDC Staff as executive assistant. She has experience in marketing/community events and small business engagement which she will use to develop a new Small Business Program for MEDC. She is currently working in partnership with the Monticello A&P Commission planning the Monticello Independence Day Celebration. Lauren, her husband Sam and step-son Dallas enjoy spending time outdoors together.
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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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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.”

Greenville PD Searching For Suspect Accused Of Statutory Rape

GPD is actively searching for Ray Anthony Harris, Jr. for the charge of Statutory Rape. A Judge in Greenville signed a warrant for the arrest of Ray Harris for an incident that was reported to police on April 27, 2022. If you know the whereabouts of Harris, call the Greenville...

Lake Village, Arkansas

With a name like Lake Village, there's plenty of water to enjoy with renowned fishing and evening alligator tours. Lake Village, Arkansas, is more than crystal clear waters. It contains Chicot Lake, the largest oxbow lake in North America, and an abandoned channel of the Mississippi River. Found a little over an hour from Little Rock, Arkansas, on the picturesque Great River Road Scenic Byway, enjoy an afternoon walk in Jack R. Rhodes Lakefront Park, or visit the historic Lakeport Plantation.

Greenville PD Holds Active Shooter Drill At St. Joe School

On May 2, the Greenville Police Department along with the Greenville Fire Department, Emergency Management, Pafford Ambulance services and the American Red Cross participated in an Active Shooter Drill exercise at St. Joe School. Each entity covered the importance of their roles in the mock drill. This was just phase...

Arkansas Women’s Commission to Meet in Lake Village on Friday

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Women’s Commission will convene for their monthly meeting at the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership in Lake Village, Arkansas, on Friday, May 13, 2022. The Commission is studying and analyzing women’s labor participation rates, women’s entry into STEM fields and entrepreneurship, and barriers to...

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,...
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Vikings head to Delta State for spring football game

Last May, Warren Central visited a college campus in the southern half of the state for its spring football game. This time, it’s going north. The Vikings will head up Highway 61 to Cleveland on Friday to Delta State University, where they’ll wrap up the spring practice session with a game against Lafayette.
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Mississippi doctor convicted of hospice fraud

Greenville, MS – A federal jury convicted a Cleveland, Mississippi doctor on Monday of Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud following a two week trial for his role in referring and certifying patients to hospice who were not terminally ill and should not have been placed on hospice care. According...

Leland Police Need Helping Finding Vehicle Used In Theft

The Leland Police Department needs your help identifying this black vehicle from an April 30, 2022 incident at 801 Highway 82. This black Ford pickup with long wheel base hubcaps on the front, none on the rear, stole a trailer with $25,000 worth of commercial tools. If you have any...

Delta State 2022 Summer Camps

Delta State University is offering an array of camps during the Summer of 2022. Click HERE to view the offerings available at Delta State this summer. To submit information about a summer camp for inclusion on the webpage, please e-mail

Cleveland Bolivar Young Professionals Host Gardening Workshop

Come and learn easy-to-implement steps for container gardening and micro-green harvesting from the best gardeners in the region!. Please bring a gardening item (trowel, bag of planting soil, or $5 for flower purchases, etc.) for entry!. When and where:. Tuesday, May 24, 6pm-7:30pm. Bolivar County Extension Auditorium. 406 North Martin...


A community garden in Belzoni is getting a makeover Friday May 13th thanks to the organization, Keep Mississippi Beautiful. More details are in the story.