- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Oktibbeha County supervisors have named a new director for the local Emergency Management Agency.

WCBI-TV in Columbus reports (https://bit.ly/1QZZV8Y ) Shank Phelps is expected to take over the agency July 1. Phelps was hired Monday.

Supervisor Orlando Trainer says Phelps is a lieutenant and 23 year veteran of the Oktibbeha County sheriff’s department.

County leaders interviewed three internal candidates for the position.

Longtime EMA Director Jim Britt’s last day is June 30.


Information from: WCBI-TV, https://www.wcbi.com

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