May 2014

Nightclub hours are causing controversy in Bolivar County

Local law enforcement has urged the Bolivar County Board of Supervisors to adopt an ordinance requiring nightclubs to close at 1am. They say it will help cut down on late-night, alcohol-fueled shootings and stabbings. The board can only pass such an ordinance for unincorporated areas and not for municipalities, which…

Longtime coach retiring

O’Bannon football coach Mack Sampson is retiring after 35 years with the Western Line School District, the last 21 of which were head coach. He has had one of the longest tenures in Delta high school football, with a 115 – 109 record and 13 trips to the playoffs and…

Pinning ceremony for new assistant chief

A pinning ceremony has been held for Greenville’s new assistant police chief. The ceremony welcomed 15-year Greenville Police veteran Delando Wilson as the new assistant chief under Freddie Cannon. Wilson is also commander of the Special Operations Unit. He replaces Assistant Chief Andrew Kaho, who retired in March.

Greenville remembers a fallen soldier

A military funeral was held this weekend at United Methodist Church in Greenville for Sergeant Percy Lee Bell, who died April 28th in Germany while on active duty with the U.S. Army. He received full military honors. Percy Bell was 31 years old and a married father of two.

Housing executive conviction upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority. Ann Jefferson was convicted in 2012 of embezzlement, obstruction of justice and witness intimidation. She was ordered to repay more than 41-thousand dollars and to spend 32 months in prison….

New Judge on duty in Bolivar County

A new judge is on duty in Bolivar County. Hunter Nowell tells Delta Radio News he will be hearing a wide range of cases. Nowell was appointed to the position by Governor Bryant after Judge Gwendolyn Thomas retired last month.

The state is offering free Hepatitis C tests this month

In recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Mississippi State Department of Health is offering free testing at county health departments. People born between 1945 and 1965 were particularly urged to get tested, since they are five times more likely to be infected with Hepatitis C and may not be aware…