Mississippi Baptist Hospitals Merging With Memphis

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson-based Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and the larger Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis have completed a merger, creating the largest hospital group in Mississippi. Mississippi Baptist has four hospitals in the state but trouble computerizing health records. As part of the merger, they…


Yazoo Federal Prison Marks 20th Anniversary

  YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — 20 years ago the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Institution opened for federal inmates. Yazoo is a United States federal prison for male low, medium, and high-security inmates. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum-security male offenders. It is part of the Yazoo City…


Tishomingo County Woman Sentenced To Five Years

  TISHOMINGO, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Tishomingo county woman has been sentenced for exploitation of a vulnerable person. Scharla Huff, 39, of Tishomingo, Mississippi, was arrested on March 6 of this year after being indicted by a Tishomingo county grand jury in a scheme to steal and cash checks…


Holly Springs Man Killed Week Before Marriage

  HOLLY SPRINGS, MS (Ben Caxton) — Holly Springs police are investigating a weekend shooting death. 34-year-old Terry Halloway died around 12:40AM Saturday while driving on West College Avenue. Witnesses say someone opened fire and three men were seen running away. Investigators found Halloway had crashed and was pronounced dead…



Trains Collide And Catch Fire Near Greenwood

  MONEY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two trains collided Sunday near Money. The accident caused ten to twelve cars to derail. Several were carrying petroleum which burst into flames causing a grass fire which was extinguished after a short time. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says the collision was caused…



Sunday Storms Cause Two Mississippi Deaths

  DURANT, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sunday’s thunderstorms have led to at least two deaths in Mississippi. Carlton Hurt was killed in Durant when a tree fell on his home. Hurt leaves behind four children and a fiance. And, a Rankin County 7-year-old was electrocuted while playing outside after the…


Leflore County Man Facing Deportation

  LEFLORE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A man who has lived in Mississippi the past 20 years has been given more time until facing possible deportation to Mexico. 36-year-old Martin Duron-Esparza met with federal immigration officials last week. Duron-Esparza immigrated to Leflore County as a 16-year-old. He never obtained…


Sunday Tornados Cause Power Outages, School Closures

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — As many as 13,000 Entergy customers lost power Sunday as storms with high winds and tornados moved through the state Sunday morning. Some customers are not expected to have service restored for several days. Yazoo County Schools are closed Monday due to significant downed trees…