The Mississippi Department of Transportation will be replacing the cross walk signal poles and sensors at the intersection of Highway 8 and Fifth avenue tomorrow, July 17 through Friday, July 20. This may cause interruptions in road and pedestrian traffic. Please be patient and exercise extreme caution at this intersection during this time.
The DSU flags have been lowered in memory of Mary Nell Land Williams who passed away on Monday, July 9 at North Sunflower Medical Center.
She was an avid Delta State University supporter and lifetime alum. She was married to the late Jimmy Ray Williams, for whom the Delta State bookstore was named. She was also the mother of the late Leigh Anne Marquis, who was the Delta State postmaster for many years.
Visitation was held Thursday, July 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12. Burial followed at New Cleveland Cemetery under the direction of Cleveland Funeral Home.
Statement from United States President Donald J. Trump:
“Our Nation shares the sorrow of those affected by the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Americans across the country are united in calling upon God to be with the victims and to bring aid and comfort to their families and friends. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on June 28, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 3, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.”
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant also ordered flags flown at half-staff on state of Mississippi buildings and grounds from sunrise to sunset on today in remembrance of Lt. Gov. Brad J. Dye, Jr. and Paul Ott Carruth.