The City of Cooper has been busy this morning clearing a path with the assistance of Sanitation Solutions, who kindly donated their time, employees and equipment to tear down this abandoned home on East Dallas Avenue.
The petition for the legal sale of beer/wine off-premise for Delta County and all of the cities inside the County is still active. Many have questioned if the City of Cooper would be included in regards to an election held on January 9, 1971.
Straight line winds upwards of 70 miles an hour hit the east side of the Square in Cooper last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. causing damage to the businesses. Cooper Outlet sustained the most damage as the roof was torn off and blow onto the neighboring Professional Land Title office. No injuries were reported; however, many residents in Delta County and Hopkins including Tira and Birthright were without power for several hours. Tree damage was also reported.
The Cooper City Council set the annual city clean-up week for April 5 – 12. Dump charges are free on Saturday, April 5 and fees are half price during the days from April 7 through April 12.
Approval was given to certify unopposed candidates for three open council positions and cancel the election set for May 10. Council members David Phillips, Joann Preas and Willie “Bear” Wilkins have filed for re-election.
The next Cooper City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chrissy Ann Alley of Cooper on Jan. 27 on nine charges of forgery of a financial instrument, a state jail felony.
Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Brown said that Alley has been accused of stealing checks totaling $716.99 from her mother’s purse. Alley admitted using the money to buy illegal prescription narcotics, Brown said.
Alley remains in the Delta County jail with a bond set at $40,000 on each count.