Delta County

A sample ballot provided by the Delta County Clerk's office for the May 24, 2016 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Early voting for the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees positions and City of Cooper Council positions began on Monday, April 25 through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the remaining 12 hour early voting day is Tuesday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
   Early voting will take place at Cooper ISD Central Administration Office at 350 West McKinney Avenue in Cooper.

Bro. Eugene Adams will speak again for the Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5 in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County once again invites citizens to observe the Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5 from noon to 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the Delta County Courthouse.

Pacio Baptist Church Pastor Eugene Adams will be leading the services. He extends his appreciation in advance to those clergy from other churches who will be participating and to Delta County Judge Jason Murray for allowing the tradition to continue on the grounds of Delta County.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Community Health Service Agency, Inc. presented information for the Commissioners and Court for a service agreement between the agency and Delta County and its employees. Several questions were answered during the discussion. The item was tabled allowing for a meeting with employees.

Delta County Judge Jason Murray (seated) signs the Soil & Water Stewardship Week Proclamation. With him is (pictured from left) Trey Watson, State Board Representative; Robert Wright, Delta SWCD director; Kristi Mashburn, NRCS District Conservationist; Ed
Kristi Mashburn / USDA

Delta County observes the voluntary land stewardship is the keystone for preserving soil, water and other natural resources.

Delta County will be providing dumpsters from Sanitation Solutions at each precinct barn for the upcoming clean-up week, April 23-30.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County was able to secure dumpsters for each precinct barn for the Clean-Up Week set for April 23-30. Those looking to participate must be able to provide proof of residency within Delta County, if asked.

Courtesy Photo / DCSO

Four arrests were recently made related to a construction trailer theft that occurred in the Post Oak Estates area.

The theft occurred on February 22, 2016 near a home construction site off of County Road 1110.  A 2006 Cargo trailer containing construction equipment and tools with an estimated value of approximately $29,000 was stolen during the incident. The trailer was located later the same day attached to a 1998 Ford Expedition that had caught fire and been abandoned in Lamar County.

Enloe United Methodist Church member Cheryl Cash presents the "In God We Trust" decals to the DCSO in behalf of the church to Sheriff Ricky Smith and Chief Deputy Charla Singleton.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is a powerful message being sent by the Delta County Sheriff’s Office; however, this one isn’t exactly about crime. The Enloe United Methodist Church recently joined together to present the local law enforcement their newest addition. Each vehicle will be displaying a new “In God We Trust” decal.

Delta County has started the process in seeking funding for damages caused by flooding.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has begun the process to declare a local state of disaster for damages suffered on Dec. 26, 2015. As proclaimed in a letter from Delta County Judge Jason Murray, the County has “suffered widespread or severe damage or loss of (or there is imminent threat of same) resulting from extremely heavy rains and localized flooding.”

Ryan Brown and Dawn Stewart report and post the election night results on the wall at the Delta County Courthouse.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

After a lengthy delay due mainly to paper ballot counting on four of the boxes in Delta County at approximately 10:45 p.m. the suspense was cut Tuesday night. Unofficially there will be a run-off election for the position of Constable with no one candidate receiving 51 percent of the votes. Candidate Marshall Lynch received 554 votes for 47.07 percent while incumbent Ben Snow had 406 for 34.49 percent followed by Rickey Click getting 217 for 18.44 percent.

State Highway 19 curve near South Sulphur River is where the fatal accident occurred in August 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The driver of the truck that struck Vivian and O.G. Brewer, of Cooper, on Aug. 13, 2015 turned himself in on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 to face two counts of manslaughter. Vincent Wilcox, of Sulphur Springs, remains in the Delta County Jail on bonds set at $250,000 each.

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says Cooper has several new food-oriented businesses, including Good Donuts, G Ma's Pie Shop, Grandma's Kitchen and the Gourmet Cupboard.  Cooper will have a doctor in practice 2-3 days a week, Dr.

Delta County was recently given a good audit by Conway Company CPAs PC.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In the audit report presented by the Conway Company CPAs, P.C., Delta County Treasurer Bonnie Hobbs was praised for her work in completing the fiscal year 2013-2014 audit, bringing the County into current status for the first time since 2008.

Treasurer Hobbs took office in 2011 and has been working to reach this milestone. During last Monday’s Commissioner Court Michael Conway congratulated Hobbs on this accomplishment.

Chamber President Kathy Houchins presents Tina and Fred Overman with Volunteers of the Year Award
Kalynn McKee / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce hosted a record number of guests last Saturday night for their annual banquet.

“Wow! What a great turnout, more than the directors and I ever imagined!” said 2016 Chamber President Kathy Houchins. “There was lots of great food, entertainment and fellowship among our great people in Delta County – so many great compliments from those who attended the Delta County Chamber banquet. Monty Tipps band is tops in my book. It was great music for this year’s crowd.”

Bobby Asbill
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Another candidate has let it be known his run for Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner. Bobby Asbill has decided with support from the public to make his first try at political office.

Monty Hobbs
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs has recently announced his candidacy for Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner. 

Hobbs stated as Commissioner, he will approach each situation in a respectful, fair and non-biased manner.