Articles by Ben Caxton


Mississippi State Advances in College World Series

OMAHA, NE (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi State Bulldogs went scoreless for eight and a half innings Saturday before a walk-off single by Luke Alexander brought in the winning run against Washington in the NCAA baseball championships at Omaha. With the win, Mississippi State will meet North Carolina today while…




Reading Is Fundamental

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Students who are not proficient readers by the fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school than classmates who finish, and students who live in poverty are three times more likely to drop out or fail to graduate on time…





Historic Low Unemployment in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Unemployment in Mississippi is at a historic low while jobs in the state remain near historic highs. The state department of employment security shows unemployment at 4.6%, the second lowest level ever recorded in the state. Growth is happening in manufacturing, healthcare, and data. Most…