Vicksburg 3 Year Old Shot To Death

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Vicksburg toddler is dead after what appears to be an accidental shooting. Police say that a 3-year-old died after what they believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered Sunday. However, investigations are continuing. Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong told media that the child…


Mississippi Wants 650 Full-Time Troopers

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is allowed 650 troopers and since about a third of the current 475 officers are eligible for retirement state lawmakers this year approved funding for a trooper school. 48 cadets graduated in the last class; applications will be accepted through…


Unemployment Rate Down Again In Mississippi

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi unemployment fell to 5 percent in March, down from 5.2 percent in February and 6 percent a year ago. Mississippi had lower jobless rates between 1965 and 1974, but this is the lowest it’s been since 1976. Low unemployment nationwide means Mississippi’s jobless rate…


Costco Is Coming To Ridgeland

  RIDGELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A circuit court judges’s ruling on Friday has cleared the way for a new Costco store in Ridgeland. The city had rezoned the land to allow for the store’s construction. But the project was held up as nearby landowners sued the city challenging the…


Monticello Seeing Boom In New Businesses

  Monticello, AR (Wesley Carnicle) — Monticello is seeing a boom in new businesses. The trend of new business openings in Monticello that started in 2016 is continuing this year. In 2017 a new Domino’s Pizza has opened next to a new Sam’s Southern Eatery. The Circle “N” Gas station…


Delta State Honors Janoushes With Doctorate

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta State University is continuing a tradition of recognizing alumni achievements by conferring honorary doctoral degrees on Lucy and Paul Janoush. The Janoushes will be recognized during spring commencement ceremonies May 6 at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Delta State confers the honorary degree…


Mayor’s Fraud Trial Moved To Oxford

  GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be retried on felony fraud and embezzlement charges in June. A scheduling conflict has moved the trial from Grenada to Oxford. Davis is charged with illegally purchasing a sport utility vehicle from the city without approval from the…


Monticello Man Charged With Capital Murder

  MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — An Arkansas prosecutor has filed capital murder and aggravated assault charges against a Monticello man in a March 19 shooting in Dumas. 26-year-old Kelly Bernard Coleman is accused of killing 25-year-old Blake White of McGehee and injuring another man. According to affidavits, witnesses said…


Two Drug Arrests Friday In Vicksburg

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two drug busts lead to two arrests Friday in Vicksburg. Police serving a warrant on 40-year-old Ebony Cox at her Division Street address found her in possession of 7 grams of cocaine. She was charged with possession of cocaine and sale of cocaine. A…


April 22: The Week In Review

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — This week Delta Daily News let shoppers know they have an extra month to look for deals at the Greenville Penny’s, told you the new St. Joe’s principal notched his 400th career baseball coaching win, and let you know Yazoo City fired it’s two…