Crowded City Council Field In Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Three council seats up for election in Greenville have drawn five challengers. The Greenville City Clerk announced the field on Thursday which includes three challengers to incumbent Ann Hollowell’s seat. Hollowell, an Independent, will be facing Democrats Catherine Maxwell Gardner, and Tasha Bailey, and Independent…



August 5: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — If you weren’t listening to Delta Radio, he’s the news you missed this past week. A Monroe, Lousiana store is giving away shotguns with diamond engagement rings, the U.S. marines grounded all KC-130 flights in response to the Itta Bena crash on July 10. In…


Healthy Meeting Turnout At Harlow’s Casino

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Health Professionals from around the Magnolia State held their Bi-Annual Grantee meeting at Harlow’s Thursday night. Officials from the Mississippi Department of Health were on hand with their community partners to discuss partnership efforts aimed at educating small towns and rural communities on healthy lifestyles…


Vicksburg Woman Convicted Of Manslaughter

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Warren County jury has convicted a woman in connection with her boyfriend’s death in 2011. 50-year-old Annette Scott was found guilty of manslaughter after a three-day trial. Scott stabbed her boyfriend, 51-year-old Michael Smith to death during an argument that turned violent on June…


New Leland Chief Shakes Up Police Department

LELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The new Leland Police Chief, who took over on August 1st, is shaking things up. Chief Percy “PK” Nelson has recommended that the city’s board of Alderman promote Louis White, currently a Captain, to the position of Assistant Chief. Nelson has also asked permission to…



Coahoma County Red Panthers Have No Coach

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — At last week’s board meeting of the Coahoma County School District, a group calling itself Concerned Parents voiced concerns including dissatisfaction with the educational decisions at the county junior-senior high school. The group cited having fewer certified teachers at the school than ever before…


Officers Assaulted At Roadblock In Foxworth

FOXWORTH, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two men were wounded at a safety checkpoint in Foxworth early Wednesday. Marion County deputies asked Stephen Kitchens to exit his car after he couldn’t produce a valid driver’s license. Kitchens fled, deputies stopped him and again tried to take him into custody. That’s when…


Fours Years In Prison For Tax Preparer

GULFPORT, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Gulfport woman who admitted to filing false tax returns has been sentenced to four years in prison. 65-year-old Doris Kelley pleaded guilty to charges of impeding internal revenue laws and aiding in the preparation of a false tax return in April. Kelley operated a…