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One the many sites of destruction in a small Rolling Fork neighborhood. Almost every house on this street was completely leveled.

Devastation in Rolling Fork

Charlie Lott, Social Media April 25, 2023
A small town that is only an hour from our campus has experienced death, destruction and immense grief since the night of March 24th when a tornado nearly half a mile wide tore through the Mississippi Delta.
Standard crime scene police tape . . . a common sight in Mississippi, or a rare one?

It Won’t Happen Here

Kelly Foster, Co-Editor February 13, 2023

On Dec. 1, 2022, a post by local Facebook user Rivers Gainspoletti went viral for its description of an alleged instance of attempted human trafficking at the Cleveland Walmart.  “I have seen men...

Sights like this are common in the Delta during Spring

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: A Warning

Justin Porter, Literary Journal April 18, 2022

In the early spring of 2022, severe weather repeatedly struck Yazoo County, echoing the memory of a tornado that tore its way through the city of Yazoo in 2010. Goodman’s Tornado On Tuesday, March...

301 Event Center is hosting U.S. Band and expects many there

Hey Kids: U.S. Band at 301 Event Center

Joanna Johnson, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2022

301 Event Center is opening this coming Friday, with a very special treat. The U.S. Band will be performing this Friday, April 8th and the doors open at 8:00 pm with a $10 cover. (You must be +21 years...

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Behind the Scenes of Party Planning Ft. Jennifer Armstrong Delta Party Rental LLC.

Chelsea Bryan, Copy Editor February 28, 2022

How the Business Began Jennifer Armstrong, founder and creator of Delta Party Rental LLC in Cleveland, Miss., is a determined, hard working entrepreneur who loves to make people happy.  Her business...

Downtown Cleveland, Miss.

Kicking COVID-19: How Cleveland is Rising from the Grave

Joanna Johnson, Publisher May 7, 2021

Cleveland is finally getting back on its feet after last year’s pandemic outbreak. DSU students now have the freedom to enjoy their college years in a safe and risk-free way. The town and campus have...

Lockdown and Lockups

Lockdown and Lockups

Morgan Raper February 26, 2021

In the wake of 2020, violent crimes increased compared to pre-Covid reports despite stay-at-home orders. Cleveland’s increase in violent crime along with Delta State’s series of break-ins have left...

Twins always win! Michael and Matthew pose at the Grammy Museum. Photo Credit: Matthew and Michael Franks

The Mosquito Burrito Brothers: Living Life with your Identical Twin

Joanna Johnson, Social Media Manager October 9, 2020

  When I first moved to Cleveland, Miss., my sorority sister brought me to Mosquito Burrito, the restaurant she works at. I met her enthusiastic coworker, Michael Franks, who treated me with hospitality.    A...

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Violence in the Delta

Sarai Cork, Delta Arts Journal Editor April 5, 2020

Gun violence is a serious issue that is getting worse in the Delta. Mississippi has faced more tragic deaths recently through the act of shooting a gun.  Mississippi is number one as the state with...

Picture of ducks in a pond at Bear Pen Park

Five Ways to NOT be Bored in Cleveland

Hannah Alley, Delta Arts Journal Editor February 14, 2020

While the Delta State campus offers many club activities, Cleveland, Miss., itself may seem boring to outsiders. However, on the inside, Cleveland is teeming with life.  With various local businesses...

Christ Centered Recovery: Local Church starts support group for the broken in the community.

Christ Centered Recovery: Local Church starts support group for the broken in the community.

Ryan Rutledge, Social Media October 18, 2018

First Baptist Church Cleveland (FBCC) has started a new eight week study called Redemption Groups to help those in the community who are recovering from addiction and other types of sin in their lives....

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

Nick Houston April 22, 2017

On March 16, 2017, the Trump administration released the proposed federal budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Along with an increase in the defense budget, a variety of programs such as The Environmental...