Mark your calendars for the 2017 Great Delta Bear Affair on Saturday, Oct. 28!

This 16th annual festival will offer a 5K run/walk, arts & crafts, food vendors and plenty of activities for the whole family.

For all the details and to plan your day, please visit the event's website at

The 19th annual Deep Delta Blues Heritage Festival is being held Saturday, May 6, in Rolling Fork. It will feature a variety of musical acts, BBQ cookoff, car show and more!

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The tornado siren located at the industrial park in Rolling Fork is not working for the next 2-3 weeks waiting on a parts repair.

Our plan in the absence of the siren, should there be a tornado "warning" is:

City police and County patrol cars will drive through the City of Rolling Fork with sirens on to warn citizens to take necessary cover if we are in the path of a tornado.

High water in neighborhoods in Sharkey County. Please be careful - it is raining now. If you need assistance, please call your district supervisor or Emergency Management Director James Ross at 662-907-1479. Please do not try to drive through water over the roads.


Sharkey County has sand and bags ready to be filled. The truck will be at Rolling Fork Baptist Church in the back parking lot. If you need bags, you can contact Supervisor Bill Newsom at 662-907-1498. The truck can be brought to you if you are in need of numerous bags, otherwise call and someone will meet you there to assist you.

The Circuit Clerk's office will be open on Saturday, March 5th from 8 a.m. until noon for absentee voting.

The Democratic County Convention is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the courthouse from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Click here to view a sample ballot - PDF

Great News!
The MS River is falling at Arkansas City and Greenville and it is cresting at Vicksburg!
The long range forecast shows the River falling faster than what was earlier predicted!

Current MS River Gage Readings (7pm):
Arkansas City     43.9’ - down 0.3’ in past 24 hours
Greenville     55.9’ - down 0.2’ in past 24 hours
Vicksburg     50.1’ - down 0.1’ since 8am today

The Levee Board Commissioners held a Special Board Meeting yesterday to discuss the situation and take necessary action.

Sheriff—Lindsey Adams Jr. 971, Darrell Dew 491, William Cooper 134

District 2 Supervisor—Leroy Smith 202, Calvin Stewart 100

District 4 Supervisor—Tommy Ewing 224, Terry Johnson 125

District 5 Supervisor—Willie Smith 283, Mose Robinson 49

Justice Court Judge Post 1—Charles Smith 521, Bobby Hodnett 296, Emma Cooper-Harris 50

Constable Post 1—Terrance Alford 558, Trent Hall 234

Constable Post 2—Charlie Marshall 395, Bobbie Brown 230

Governor Phil Bryant has lifted the Statewide Burn Ban he issued October 20, 2015.