The History Of Black Republicans At Lakeport Legacies

LAKEPORT PLANTATION (Ben Caxton) — During Reconstruction after the Civil War between 1867 and 1874, Republicans, including the first African American office holders, controlled most political positions in Arkansas. Many people assume that African American office holding ended with Democrats’ political “Redemption” in 1874. Despite Redemption, office holding on the…


June 24: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — It’s Saturday and time for a look back at news in the Delta of the week gone by. Last weekend four people died in a head-on traffic accident outside Leland, A fire destroyed an apartment in Greenwood, a 12-year-old drowned, and a former Ole Miss…


MDCC Student 1 Of 5 To Receive $5,000 Scholarship

MOOREHEAD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Congratulations go out to Mississippi Delta Community College sophomore Will Lee. Lee was awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the 2017 National Leadership and Skills Conference this week in Kentucky. He was one of only five students in the U.S. to receive the scholarship. Because Will…


Greenville Fire Department Receives $150K Grant

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Greenville Fire Department will be receiving nearly $150,000 in grant money. The money comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and will go to the Mississippi State Fire Academy. Senator Thad Cochran said the federal money is intended to enhance the readiness and capabilities…


Boba Fett And A New Miss Mississippi This Weekend

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Today’s the day we find out who will be representing Magnolia state for the next year as the new Miss Mississippi. The 60th Anniversary pageant is taking place today in Vicksburg where the winner will be crowned. Across the state, the Bicentennial Celebration North is…



Accused Hopewell Arsonist Makes 1st Court Appearance

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The nationally infamous accused Hopewell Baptist Church Arsonist made his first court appearance yesterday. 45-year-old Andrew McClinton of Leland pled not guilty to charges of first-degree arson and burglary of a church as a habitual offender. He was indicted on December 22nd last year for…


Cindy Still Causing Tropical Problems For The Delta

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Even though tropical storm Cindy has been downgraded to Tropical Depression Cindy, the Delta could receive up to five inches of rain this weekend. A waterspout came ashore and caused flood damage in Biloxi; tornadoes were reported near Birmingham; and a 10-year-old boy vacationing in…


Students Can Keep Sheepskins Despite Grading Errors

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — State education officials say 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate because of testing errors in their favor, but no students failed to graduate because of scoring errors that worked against them. Last week the State Board of Education fired Pearson PLC after…