More Bridge Closures In Washington County

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Washington County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Tammy Reed says two additional bridges have been closed immediately. The closures affect the Smylie Road between McKay Road and Highway 438, and Stone Airport Road between Surveillance Road and State Highway 1. The roads are already…


Arkansas Man’s Slow Death Ruled A Homicide

DREW COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — An Arkansas state Medical Examiner has determined that a Drew County man died of complications from blunt force trauma, ruling his death a homicide. According to police, 67-year-old George Flowers was attacked when he opened the door to his home on July 18th to…


Greenville Truck Rollover Causes Oil Spill

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A late Wednesday afternoon accident led to an oil cleanup operation in Greenville. Firefighters were dispatched to Harbor Front Road for an 18-Wheeler Truck that had overturned and was on fire with a victim still inside around 4:00 PM. By the time they arrived, no…


Another Death From West Nile Virus

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A resident of Humphreys County had died from West Nile Virus. The state department of health has confirmed 31 cases of West Nile Virus this year in Mississippi and urges residents to protect themselves by using mosquito repellent, avoiding mosquito-prone areas in the mornings…


Two Arrested In Shooting Death Of 9-Month-Old

GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) –Grenada police have arrested two men after a 9-month-old boy was fatally shot inside a home. Rashan Riley was shot in the head Tuesday afternoon as a result of someone shooting at individuals in the neighborhood. The boy was struck by a stray bullet in a…


Second Time Around Improves Test Results

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) –The Mississippi Department of Education says students fared better in the second year of a new standardized test than they did in the first, especially in math. The results are from last spring’s Mississippi Academic Assessment Program, the second time the state has given those tests…


Underground High Located In Jeff Davis County

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A number of large marijuana growing fields were discovered in Jeff Davis County yesterday. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating. An underground bunker and generators were found along with at least four acres of…


Thursday Morning Car Fire Ruled Accident

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — An early Thursday morning Greenville fire that destroyed a vehicle has been judged to be accidental. The Greenville Fire Department was called to 847 Central Street around 1:30 AM to find a white four door passenger pick up truck with heavy flames coming from the…


More Room To Paint The Big Metal Birds In Grenada

GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) — An aircraft painting and maintenance firm is expanding. On Tuesday Sunshine Aviation completed a new million-dollar hangar that is owned by the city of Grenada that the company will use. Sunshine invested $50,000 of its own money while the city and Mississippi Development Authority each…


No Special Session To Debate, Again, The State Flag

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant won’t call legislators back to the Capitol to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, even though the Legislative Black Caucus wants Bryant to set a special session after white supremacists marched with the battle flag last weekend…