Articles by Ben Caxton


Mississippi State Final Four Match Set

DALLAS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi State Bulldogs women’s basketball team now has an opponent for Friday’s semi-final game. U-Conn blew past Oregon 90-52 Monday night to earn the right to take on MSU. The Bulldogs earned their first ever NCAA “Final Four” birth in an exciting 94 to…


Funnel Clouds And Hail Across Mississipi Monday

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Thunderstorms brought large hail and funnel clouds across Mississippi yesterday. Hail was reported in 13 counties. Baseball-sized hail fell in Ashland. And, funnel clouds were seen near Corinth. Trees were down in some areas south of Jackson and Entergy was reporting 7200 electric customers across six…


Delta Radio’s WNLA Loses One Of Its Own

  INDIANOLA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sunflower County’s hometown radio station is in mourning today. Gospel singer O’Neal Dean who passed away suddenly on Monday afternoon was a former honorary¬†employee of WNLA AM Gospel 1380. Station Manager Regina Hawkins, “Sunday was his birthday and there was quite a few well-wishers…



Condemned 8 In Arkansas Back In Court

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — Eight Arkansas death row inmates, scheduled for execution over a ten-day span, filed a federal complaint yesterday seeking to block or delay their deaths. In court papers, the eight inmates’ lawyers argue the rate of executions to be unacceptable and unfair, citing the Eighth…


Water Tower Makes Rainbows For Residents

MADISON, MS (Ben Caxton) — One wonders if officials in Madison are missing a great opportunity to promote tourism. WLBT-TV reported yesterday on a small hole in one of the city’s older water tanks which can be seen in video they shot spraying out a steady stream of water from…


80-Year-Old Sunflower Woman Murdered; Car Stolen

SUNFLOWER, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sunflower County Police are investigating a murder today. Shortly after midnight, Delta Daily News received reports that authorities had been called to the Porter Arms apartments at 302 Plantation Avenue in Sunflower. The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that an elderly female resident had been…



Delta Gospel Legend O’Neal Dean Passes

MOORHEAD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta Gospel legend O’Neal Dean passed away at his home in Moorhead yesterday afternoon of what police said was an apparent heart-attack. Dean was a gospel recording artist and former member of the famous Dean Brothers. He was known as the “International One Man Gang”…