Mayor Diane Delaware said the public pool at the Wardell Leach Recreational Complex is not being operated in a safe manner, and it's costing the city money in insurance fees.
Most local primary elections were settled Tuesday night, but voters will return to the polls on Aug. 27 for a runoff.
Senate District 22
In the Democratic Primary there will be a runoff between Joseph C. Thomas and Ruffin Smith.
Mayor Diane Delaware said her reservations about opening the public pool have proven to be reasonable after a recent wild party on the public property.
Delaware said Parks & Recreation allowed a group to rent the pool for a party that was totally inappropriate.
Several residents appeared before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen this week seeking relief from problems ranging from cars racing down their streets, and stray dogs running wild to guns regularly being fired in their neighborhoods.
Rucker votes against vehicle purchase, mayor says maintaining fleet is critical part of city governmentBy JASON PATTERSON,
Ward 3 Alderman Sir Johnathan Rucker cast the sole vote against the city buying three Chevy Tahoes and a Dodge pickup truck this week.
It’s hard to think about Bentonia without thinking about Osborne Service Station.
Of course if you’re from Bentonia, you probably called it “Poochie’s”
His life was tragically short, but scenes from Will Stonestreet’s life were documented on the pages of this newspaper more frequently than most.