The flood waters in the South Delta have receded, but the work to repair the damage those floods caused is just in its infancy.
Dr. Brunswick Wong’s phone rang often in the years after the last Delta Dragon Boat race on Lake Ferguson in 2016 and the callers often had the same question: “When are the races coming back?”
“People kept asking was it coming back,” Wong said. “People really wanted it back.”
Less than 30% of the students in public schools in Washington County are at a level the State of Mississippi recognizes as proficient or advanced in English language arts and mathematics.
The Delta Sportsplex is without a director and in need of a cash infusion to keep building momentum into its first full season since completion of construction.
The Sportsplex hosted almost the entire baseball season on its new facilities and soccer fields were ready for use this year.
Sometime since Thursday of last week, vandals got on to the property at Warfield Point Park and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the electrical system.
“It looks like a clean cut,” Donald Davis, building and grounds director at Warfield Point Park, said. “They looked to be stealing copper.”
It may take a crazy person to drive a drag boat, but it’s happening this weekend at the Ferguson on Fire Drag Boat Races.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, drag boat racers will be strapping into the barest sliver of a boat with a big horsepower Mercury outboard on the back and eyes pointed 800 feet down the racetrack.
A resident of Gamwyn Park walked into Buster Brown on Tuesday to cast a ballot in the primary.
He walked to the same table he has at previous elections, showed his identification and asked which ballot had local elections on it.
Washington County has a rare feather in its cap, a profitable community hospital.
Delta Regional Medical Center is in a positive cash-flow position for fiscal year 2019 according to CEO Scott Christensen’s remarks to the Washington County Board of Supervisors on Monday.
The county school systems asked for a combined total of $25,881,098 in funding from the Washington County board of Supervisors for the coming school year.
The largest county school system, Western Line School District, asked for the least amount at $7,006,098 for its just less than 2,000 students.