The Skinny On Mississippi Children’s Weights

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — New data shows Mississippi children may be getting skinnier. A report from advocacy group Trust for America’s Health analyzed data from a federal government survey and shows Mississippi’s kids are third-fattest at 37 percent, behind Tennessee at 37.7 percent and North Dakota at 37.1 percent….


Arrests Made In Latest Cleveland Shooting

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Cleveland Police have made arrests in a shooting incident that occurred last week. Cleveland Police Department received a call concerning shots being fired in the area of Church and Cross Streets last Friday. Authorities say two vehicles began following each other and stopped at the…


Parchman Guard Accused Of Helping Escapees

PARCHMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Both inmates who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this week are back in custody. 22-year-old Ryan Young was captured Wednesday in Mound Bayou about 15 miles west of the prison and 41-year old James Sanders was caught Tuesday night in Helena-West Helena,…


Two Mississippi Colleges Are A Best Value

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Two Mississippi colleges are ranked as “Best Values” for regional universities in the South by US News & World Report. William Carey University ranked third among regional schools and Mississippi College ranked number 12. In addition to academic qualities, the rankings used factors like the net…