Articles by Ben Caxton

State May Spend Less Money Next Year

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi lawmakers are recommending that the state spend slightly less money on state government services during the coming fiscal year. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee met Wednesday to adopt a broad outline for a nearly $6.3 billion budget for the year that begins July 1st….


Coahoma County Election Lawsuit Tossed

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A lawsuit challenging a race in the August Democratic primary election has been thrown out. Special judge Barry Ford ruled this week that Mario Magsby filed his paperwork too late and dismissed the case, confirming the re-election of Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones. Jones…


School District Sues E-cigarette Company

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi school district is suing an e-cigarette company as concerns regarding vaping grow. A lawsuit filed by the Jefferson County School District alleges that Juul’s marketing strategy has led to teenagers becoming addicted to their products and directly contributed to the rise in…




Flu Season Is in Full Swing in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Flu season is in full swing in Mississippi. Flu season usually peaks from December through February, and the Centers for Disease Control says Mississippi is among 16 states experiencing widespread flu activity. The state department of health recommends vaccinations for anyone aged six months and…




Matt Luke Crosses the Line – into Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, AL (Ben Caxton) — Less than two weeks after being fired by Ole Miss, Georgia has hired former Rebels coach Matt Luke to oversee its offensive line. Luke will also serve as associate head coach to Kirby Smart, filling a void left by Sam Pittman who left to become…


Price Of Gas Drops 1 Penny Per Gallon to $2.65

CAMARILLO, CA (Ben Caxton) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dipped 1 penny per gallon to $2.65 over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says Sunday that further cuts to gas prices are unlikely because crude oil costs are on the rise. The price at…