Posts Tagged ‘Bill LaForge’

The Blues and higher education — Delta State launches the International Delta Blues Project

While the debate continues over the location of “The Crossroads” where legend has it that Robert Johnson made a pact with devil to become the greatest bluesman ever, Delta State University is looking to solidify the city of Cleveland as the place where the blues and academia intersect. DSU recently announced the establishment of the […] [...]

Delta Council fears new delay in Asian catfish inspections in works

CLEVELAND – Delta Council officials are worried that U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of imported catfish may be delayed two years beyond next year’s expected start of USDA inspections of domestically produced catfish. Council officials relayed concerns over the possible inspection delays to U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden during her visit here to deliver […] [...]

LaForge to get back in office after vacation accident

CLEVELAND — Delta State University president Bill LaForge says his doctors have given him a clean bill of health, and he will be back at work next week. DSU spokeswoman Michelle Roberts said Friday that LaForge will attend a Delta State alumni meeting next Thursday in Jackson, then will return to campus in Cleveland. During […] [...]

DSU president suffers head injury during vacation

by Published: July 10,2013

Tags: Bill LaForge, Delta State University

CLEVELAND — Delta State University President Bill LaForge is recuperating with family in Virginia after suffering a head injury while vacationing over the July 4 holiday. DSU spokeswoman Michelle Roberts says LaForge suffered a subdural hematoma, a gathering of blood on the brain’s surface, while at a South Carolina beach with family. Roberts says while […] [...]

March 8, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

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IHL names LaForge as presidential pick for DSU

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Bill LaForge, CLEVELAND, Delta State University

Though he’s been away from Delta State University for decades, William “Bill” LaForge says he’s “green and white, through and through.” Now he’s likely to get a chance to show his college colors all the time as president of the Cleveland school. LaForge, a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist who is the former president of Delta […] [...]

LaForge issues statement on earkmark debate

Cleveland native Bill LaForge, a past national president of the Federal Bar Association, has issued a statement on the topic of earmarks that has become a national issue and rallying cry in the recent national elections. LaForge calls the efforts to eliminate earmarks as “shortsighted”, giving all of the budgeting power to the executive branch. […] [...]

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