Former Governor dies at 85

Former Mississippi Governor Bill Allain has died. He was a democrat who served as the 58th governor of the state from 1984 to 1988. He was known for increasing the number of women and minorities appointed to state jobs. Governor Allain died in a Jackson hospital of complications from pneumonia….



Burst pipe floods musical facility

Crews are still cleaning up after a flood at the Delta Music Institute at Delta State University. A pipe burst in DMI’s facility in the Whitfield Building sometime on Friday and was discovered when a DMI instructor opened a door and a rush of water came out. The flood cascaded…


Uptick in Greenville’s jobless rate

Greenville’s unemployment rate is on the rise, even as the state improves. New figures from the state indicated that Greenville’s unemployment rate stood at 14.3 percent in October, significantly higher that the statewide average of 8.2 percent. Officials say the numbers were not affected by the federal government shutdown in…




Greenville Schools help out the hungry

The Greenville Public School District is helping out local food pantries this year with its “Yes We Can” food drive. Major Alan Phillips with the Greenville Salvation Army tells Delta Radio News for many Delta families, food insecurity is a problem that doesn’t end. The Yes We Can drive collected…



Hooker named president of MACAA

Bolivar County Administrator Will Hooker has been named president of the Mississippi Association of County Administrators and Comptrollers. The organization started in 1995 with 13 members and now has more than a hundred.


Convicted superintendent pleads for financial mercy

A former Greenville school superintendent has told a court he does not have the money to pay restitution in a bribery case. Harvey Franklin has been ordered to pay 1.2 million dollars in restitution, with a 75-thousand dollar payment due by mid-January. He has petitioned a federal court for relief…