Body Of 12-Year-Old Drowning Victim Recovered

SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The body of the 12-year-old girl who disappeared while swimming over the weekend was recovered from the Pearl River Tuesday morning. Mary Jane Harrell was swimming in Scott County with her 6-year-old cousin and 14-year-old brother when a strong current began to pull them under….


Most Southern Place On Earth Is Cleveland This Week

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Delta Center’s `Most Southern Place on Earth` workshop began its eighth year this week. An opening reception was held at the Martin and Sue King Railroad Museum in downtown Cleveland Sunday evening. The workshop welcomes thirty-six Kindergarten through 12th-grade educators from across the country…


Southaven Mayor Back On Trial For Fraud

SOUTHAVEN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is on trial again for his alleged illegal use of city resources. Davis was mayor of Mississippi’s third-largest city from 1997 to 2013; he’s accused of illegally purchasing a city-owned SUV without approval and of being reimbursed for gasoline bought…


Summer Civil Rights History Mentoring In Greenwood

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A summer mentoring program is teaching young people about civil rights history, focusing on the pivotal year of 1965. As activists pushed to register black voters in Greenwood and other parts of Mississippi in the early 1960s their efforts were often met with violent resistance….


Clarksdale Affected By Nationwide Phone Issues Monday

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Thousands of residential, business and government offices in Clarksdale were without landline telephone service for several hours Monday afternoon and evening. Some customers were told it could take up to four days to fix the problem but dial tones were restored early Tuesday and U-Verse…



Former Ole Miss Quarterback Charged With DUI

WEST POINT, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Ole Miss quarterback and current East Mississippi Community College assistant coach Bo Wallace was arrested and charged with DUI late Saturday night by police in West Point. Bond was set at $814. Wallace led the EMCC Lions to the 2011 NJCAA National Championship…


12-Year-Old Feared Drowned In Scott County

SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Authorities are continuing to search for a Morton girl who is feared drowned. Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said a 12-year-old Mary Harrell. of Morton was pulled underwater Saturday at Lower Head Dam. She was camping with relatives and was pulled under around 7:00…


Greenwood Fire Destroys Apartment Complex

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Sunday fire in Greenwood destroyed a small apartment complex leaving several families homeless. The blaze broke out around 6:30 PM Sunday in the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue. Greenwood Fire Chief Marcus Banks says two of the complex’s four apartments were a total loss,…


Monday Sees Jackson’s 29th Homicide Of The Year

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson police yesterday released the name of the city’s 29th homicide victim of the year. Police spokesman Tyree Jones said 42-year-old Vincent Wilson was shot several times in the chest at the Village Apartments on Raymond Road just after midnight Monday. Investigators recovered two guns…