Articles by Ben Caxton

Ole Miss Season Ends In Los Angeles

  LOS ANGELES, CA (Ben Caxton) — A swing and a miss for Ole Miss in Los Angeles last night. Making their first ever Super Regionals appearance the SEC Champion Rebels held opponent UCLA to just one run. But unable to score, that was all the Bruins needed to secure…


Highway Patrol Out In Force On Mississipi Roads

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — It’s the busiest holiday road travel weekend of the year, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol is out in force. Beginning yesterdayState Troopers began their annual holiday crackdown. They’ll be blanketing state roads looking for violations through Monday. MHP Corporal Eric Henry says part of the…


Mississippi Boasts More Than Just Fireworks Tents

  HINDS COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — You know those tents that start popping up along the highway this time of year selling fireworks? Apparently, a Jackson-area man decided to set up a tent and try selling some of his own products this Memorial Day weekend. The 36-year-old entrepreneur, Jeremiah…


May 27: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — This past week in the Delta three men were sentenced for a 2015 murder in Itta Bena, and six Cleveland businesses received $500 grants to fix up their facades. Vicksburg schools reopened Monday as water slowly returned after a pipe break left 30,000 people without….


Delta State World Series Action Tonight

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Division II Baseball Championship commences on Saturday from Grand Prairie, Texas, and Delta State looks to be the team to beat. Eight teams battled through their respective regions to have a chance at the national championship. Delta State was the only No. 1…


Kroger Pharmacies To Offer Heroin Antidote

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Kroger pharmacies will offer an opioid reversal drug without a prescription. Kroger has partnered with Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics to make the drugs available at all Kroger pharmacies in the state of Mississippi. Kroger began offering the antidote for heroin overdoses earlier this year…


Mistrial Declared In Hattiesburg Murder Case

HATTIESBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a woman accused of running over and killing her boyfriend in Hattiesburg in 2014. A jury Tuesday could not reach a unanimous verdict in the trial of 41-year-old Carrie Lea Reynolds. She is accused of hitting…


Woman’s Purse Shoots Patient In Leg In Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A patient at a Jackson clinic was wound up in worse condition than when she entered after she was shot by a visitor’s purse. Or, more specifically, a gun inside the visitor’s purse. 59-year-old Debra McQuillen was visiting when she dropped the purse. Inside was…


MEMA Steps In After FEMA Denies Tornado Aid

DURANT, MS (Ben Caxton) — On Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved funds to help government and non-profit storm victims in a number of Mississippi Counties. But they denied assistance to private individuals and businesses in the most heavily damaged area in the April 30 tornado outbreak, Holmes, and…


Free Food Offers Kick Off Holiday Weekend

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — The Memorial Day Weekend getting started early in Greenville today with free food and a chance to meet the Mayor. John McDaniel, administrator, of Arbor Walk Health Care, “We’re having a flag raising ceremony in honor of Memorial Day. The Mayor, Errick Simmons and our…