Articles by Ben Caxton



DSU Tuition Going Up by 6% This Fall

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s public universities will raise tuition by an average of 4% next fall, saying state funding increases this year are earmarked for increasing employee costs and they need more money to maintain programs. Yesterday the College Board gave final approval to tuition increases at all…



Telemarketers Charged with Call Violations

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley says the PSC has charged eight telemarketing companies with violations of Mississippi’s No-Call law. The PSC investigation found the companies are subject to over $1.6 million in fines for making 334 illegal calls. Mississippians can download the PSC’s…


Nebraska Arrests Man Wanted for Clarksdale Murder

LINCOLN, NE (Ben Caxton) — A Clarksdale man wanted for a 2016 murder has been arrested 700 miles away in Nebraska. Authorities there took an interest in Stephon Clay after he was spotted acting suspiciously near a federal courthouse in Lincoln. Upon contacting police in Mississippi they discovered he was…