West Bolivar School Bus Catches Fire And Burns

  BOLIVAR COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A West Bolivar School District school bus burst into flames and burned Wednesday. The bus had recently been repaired and was being taken for a test drive by maintenance personnel at the time. During the brief excursion, the driver noticed smoke and pulled…


Person Of Interest In Yazoo Shooting Released

  YAZOO CITY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Yazoo Police have released a person detained in the shooting death of a Benton woman. 33-year-old Keondra Williams was found shot to death behind the steering wheel of a car early Tuesday morning at the Oak Haven apartments in Yazoo City. She was…


17-Year-Old Arrested For Attempted Murder

  MADISON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Madison teenager has been arrested on attempted murder charges. Just after 8:30 PM Monday night police responding to emergency calls found 32-year-old Kelvin Sadler lying in the grass with wounds to his upper torso and upper arms. A resident told police he…


Delta State Housekeeper Is Employee Of The Month

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Delta State University Staff Council has honored housekeeper Charlie Anderson as its April Employee of the Month. Anderson, a native of Winstonville, has been working as a housekeeper at Delta State for six years. Outside of work, Anderson enjoys spending time with his…


Tyson Foods Feeding Tornado Victims In Durant

  DURANT, MS (Ben Caxton) — Tyson Foods will be offering free meals again today in Durant. The company stepped up to assist tornado victims in the community by handing out free food Tuesday and Wednesday. They’ll be at the Durant Depot again today until 5:00 PM. They gave out…



Budget Cuts Force Mental Health Layoffs

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Mental Health will eliminate 650 positions, some through layoffs, over the next year because of state budget cuts. The department says it’s reducing some services, but some will be handed off to community mental health centers. The cuts are among…



Baker Is Small Business Person Of The Year

  NEW ALBANY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Sugaree’s Bakery in the town of New Albany recently got a special birthday gift. The president, Mary Jennifer Russell, was named the Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year. The Small Business Administration in making the announcement…


Dermott High School Welcomes Celebrity Officer

  DERMOTT, AR (Wesley Carnicle) — Students at Dermott High School welcomed a North Little Rock Police Officer to school recently. Officer Tommy Norman visited to speak with the students about community policing. Norman has gained national attention by posting thirty-second videos on his Instagram page of areas he patrols…