- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Former Washington County Supervisor Alfred Rankins Sr. is the new president of the Delta Council.

He was installed Friday at the Stoneville-based organization’s 80th annual meeting on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland.

Rankins was a member of the Greenville Police Department for 21 years. He retired as assistant chief of police in 1990. He was elected to the board of supervisors, a post he held until 2011.

The Delta Democrat Times reports (https://bit.ly/1da3EC7 ) Rankins has served as chairman of the Delta Council’s flood control committee and chairman of the development department’s board for the organization, which lobbies on myriad issued in behalf of the Mississippi Delta’s 18 counties.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com

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