City Council drops water bill fee

The Greenville City Council is backing off from a plan to tack on a two dollar mosquito abatement fee on to water bills. That story from Ann Kenda. After questions arose about the legality of mosquito abatement fee, City Councilors decided not to go ahead with the plan. Previous estimates…



Small decline in Washington County’s unemployment rate

New unemployment figures have been released in Washington County. Washington County’s jobless rate showed a slight decline in August, when it fell to 13.9 percent from July’s 14.1 percent. Officials said the decline is explained in part by college students returning to school and no longer being included in the…


SIDS is on the decrease

The number of infants dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Mississippi is sharply down, according to new figures from the state Health Department. 43 babies died of SIDS in Mississippi in 2011. It was down to 21 in 2012. SIDS remains the third leading cause of infant deaths in…


Awareness Rally to honor Shelby Harmon

A domestic violence awareness rally is planned for Saturday at Bear Pen Park, in memory of 20-year-old Shelby Harmon. Her mother, Angie Harmon, tells Delta Radio News the goal is to educate people about the problem of domestic violence. Saturday’s rally comes the day before the first anniversary of Shelby’s…


Cleveland Municipal Airport to hold Grand Re-Opening Ceremony

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Oct. 17, the Cleveland Municipal Airport is having a Grand Re-Opening. “While the airport has been operating since the 1940s, the facility has just undergone several upgrades this past year including the addition of a 1,000 foot runway extension,” says Clint Johnson, airport director….


Insurance to reinstate network provider agreements

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi has announced it will reinstate network provider agreements with four of 10 Health Management AssociatesHospitals, following a months-long legal battle. HMA sued the insurer in June over alleged underpayments for some procedures. The four hospitals includes Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.


Greenville seeks Parks and Rec Director

Greenville officials are in the process of hiring a new Parks and Recreation Director. 16 people applied for the top position in Greenville’s Parks Department. Officials are now reviewing the resumes to select a group of finalists to interview for the job, which became open when Oscar Smith resigned over…