Mississippi Casinos Flush With Winnings In May

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — May saw a reversal of fortunes at Mississippi casinos as those along the Mississippi River took a bit more from gamblers while those along the Gulf Coast did worse. The State Revenue Department reports gamblers lost $169 million statewide last month, down 4 percent from…


Accused Murderers Now Facing Federal Charges

GULFPORT, MS (Ben Caxton) — A man and woman already facing state charges over three deaths during a Mississippi robbery now face federal charges. 38-year old Joshua Garcia pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday to robbery, discharging a firearm causing the murder of three individuals, and being a felon…


MDOT Warns Motorists Of Bad Weather Driving Risks

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Tropical Storm Cindy has been bringing heavy rains to Mississippi already. After a lull as the storm moves westward and makes landfall around the Texas-Lousiana border, it will curve back to the northeast, heading for Northwest Mississippi going into the weekend, and the result will be…



Southaven Mayor Acquitted Of Fraud Charges

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has been acquitted of charges that he illegally bought a city-owned SUV and was reimbursed for gasoline from city pumps. A jury in Oxford deliberated about an hour before returning a not guilty verdict; the case was moved there after…


Search Continues For Chicot County Escapee

CHICOT COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — Chicot County authorities are still searching for a man who escaped from custody Tuesday in the Dermott area. 46-year-old Robert Woodward is described as a white male, 6′ 1″ tall, weighing about 226 pounds. He escaped while working outside the prison mowing near a…


Health Summit This Evening In Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Bush Family Health and Wellness Center in Greenville is hosting a “Health Summit” this evening. Topics to be discussed include the Zika Virus, germs and chlorinated water, and protecting yourself and your children from ticks and mosquitos. The center is located at 1719 George…




Book Signing And Story Telling In Cleveland Today

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Delta Arts Alliance and Delta Magazine is hosting a book signing today. Award-winning author Michael Hicks Thompson will be at the Alliance offices in downtown Cleveland starting at 4:30. He’ll be telling a bit of the story of a new novel, “The Actress”. In…