Governer makes annoucement about investment

The Delta Regional Authority and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant have made a joint announcement about a 1.7 million dollar investment in eight states, including Mississippi and Arkansas, in an effort called “Re-Imagining Regional Workforce Development.” A seminar on the subject is set for Monday September 8th at Coahoma Community College.



Phone scammers target the Delta

A phone scammer who fraudulently claims to be from the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department is trying to convince people that they owe process servicing fees and they should go to Walmart to load the money on to a prepaid debit card. A similar scam is going around Sunflower County, where…


Hollandale has a new Mayor

Former Alderman Charles Morrow beat out four other candidates to win Tuesday’s special election in Hollandale. He finished with 308 out of 585 votes, meaning that he has the required 50-percent majority plus one to win the election. Morrow is the third Mayor of Hollandale in seven months, after the…




Chikungunya Virus turns up in Mississippi

The Mississippi Health Department is reporting the first known potential case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, which is normally found in Africa and Asia. A Mississippi resident who recently returned from Haiti was found to have the virus, which can cause fever, muscle pain and swelling of the joints. Health…



High bond set for murder suspect

Bond has been set at two million dollars for the suspect in a fatal fire on South Delesseps Street. 24-year-old Johnny Earl Stephney faces arson and murder charges in the case. Police believe Stephney and 54-year-old Markham Dixon had clashed in the past, but they didn’t say why. Dixon was…