Harmonicas And A Car Show Approved In Clarksdale

  CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — At yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale city board, the mayor and commissioners approved requests for two downtown events. Third Street between Delta and Sunflower will be closed this weekend for Deak Harp’s harmonica festival, and Shannon Dixon presented plans for his second annual Cruisin’…


Judge Denies Bond For Kindergarten Killers

  MADISON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A judge has denied bail to three teenagers accused of killing a 6-year-old boy. Madison County Justice Court Judge Bruce McKinley sent co-defendants Byron McBride, Dwan Diandro Wakefield, and DeAllen Washington back to jail yesterday to await hearings next month. Prosecutors haven’t decided…


Greenwood Family Must Self-Deport By June 1

  GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mexican man who has lived in Mississippi the past 20 years won’t get to stay in the United States. 36-year-old Martin Duron-Esparza immigrated to Leflore County as a 16-year-old but never obtained documents for permanent residency. He says he received annual work permits…


Yazoo Man Dies After Runover By Tractor

  YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Yazoo County man had died after he was crushed by a tractor. 79-year-old Charles Winstead had stepped off the tractor in his shed and was checking for electrical problems. The tractor had been left in gear and ran over Winstead, then climbed…


Mississippi Unemployment Rate Remains Low

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — New figures released Friday by the US Labor Department show unemployment in Mississippi remains low, tying the record low of 5 percent in 1999 and 2000. More people entered the labor force and more reported having jobs in April. One year ago the state…


All Vicksburg Schools Open Again Today

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg Warren School District says all schools will are open again today. Bottled drinking water will be available for students at all affected schools until the boil water notice is lifted. They advise that some testing and end of year schedules may have been…


Shooter Identified In Killing Of 6-Year-Old

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson Police say they have identified that man that pulled the trigger and shot a six-year-old Jackson boy to death last week. Kingston Frazier was waiting in his mother’s car while she was in a Jackson Kroger when the car was hijacked by three…


Water Is On But Still Not Safe In Vicksburg

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The water is on, and pressure is building, but it’s still not safe to drink yet in Vicksburg. After building a levee, pumping out 12 feet of Mississippi floodwaters, and digging down five feet to reach a burst water pipe that left 30,000 customers…


Vicksburg Mayor Says Water Return On Schedule

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg’s Mayor, George Flaggs, Jr. says repairs are proceeding on schedule to a busted 36″ pipe from the city’s treatment plant that have left 30,000 people without clean water. Mayor Flaggs, “I think it’s coming as well as expected. The water break has to…


May 20: The Week In Review

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another week of news in the Delta comes to an end. The week started with an alligator causing a car to go bump in the night on Highway One Sunday. On Monday the Greenville School Board waded through a list of 16 candidates who…