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Lyric Hotel to open in Cleveland on Aug. 4

By JACK WEATHERLY The Lyric Hotel in the West End District in Cleveland will open on Aug. 4, developer and owner Dinesh Chawla said in a release issued late Sunday. The opening had been pegged to July 27, but “we cannot compete with the generous offer by the federal government of $600 a week on top of regular unemployment. That ...

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DSU’s Bennett-Fairs named to 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, vice president for student affairs at Delta State University, is one of 31 senior-level higher education professionals who will participate in the 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). MLI provides individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of postsecondary education with the opportunity to develop ...

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Anti-violence speaker charged in Mississippi beating death

A Mississippi man who has given speeches about the need to reduce violence is now accused of beating another man to death with a baseball bat. Stacy Regular, 45, of Greenwood, is charged with capital murder in the death of 29-year-old Labrandon Baugh, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported. Baugh, who worked at a grain oil mill, was beaten March 28 in Greenwood. He ...

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Inmate serving assault conviction dies in Mississippi prison

An inmate serving a 30-year sentence for assault died Thursday in the hospital of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release that no foul play is suspected in the death of Lamar Kitchens, 61. An autopsy will be done. Kitchens is at least the 28th Mississippi inmate to die since late ...

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UPDATED: COVID-19 mobile test site to open in Greenville

In response to the COVID-19 situation, Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is opening a COVID-19/Coronavirus Assessment Center beginning Friday. The mobile center will be located at the DRMC Pavilion located at 1693 Fairgrounds Road, Greenville. The center will be open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Delta Regional Medical Center personnel will collect information, while people wait in ...

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And the Grammy (Museum) goes to … Cleveland Mississippi

Tourism tax revenue has increased nearly 34 percent in Cleveland in the last five years By NASH NUNNERY The announcement stunned the entertainment world nine years ago. “And the Grammy (Museum) goes to…Cleveland… Mississippi.” The second and only official Grammy Museum outside of Los Angeles, Grammy Museum Mississippi opened but a stone’s throw from the Delta State University campus in ...

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Delta Regional Medical Center names Team Member of the Month

Lisa McIntire has been named, Delta Regional Medical Center Team members the month for January 2020.  McIntire, Director of Radiology, has been employed at Delta Regional Medical Center for 30 years. According to the source of nomination, “Lisa comes in to work and the first thing she does is speak to all of us and also checks to make sure ...

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Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his first State of the State address. At least 12 inmates have died in Mississippi prisons since late December — most of them at ...

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Coroner: Inmate dies, found hanging at a Mississippi prison

An inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, a coroner said Sunday. Coroner Heather Burton said she was called Sunday to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman where inmate Gabriel Carmen was found hanging in his cell Saturday ...

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Analysis: Troubled prison system requires intense attention

Top Mississippi officials acknowledge the state is facing a crisis with its prison system, with five inmates killed and others injured in recent mayhem. Two days after he was inaugurated last week, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves described the violence as a “catastrophe.” He appointed a group to conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead the Mississippi Department ...

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