Greenville Wants Casino Cash To Itself

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville expects to collect a little over $1.1 million in taxes from two local casinos, and city leaders want to put all the revenue into the city budget instead of giving some to schools. Council member Carolyn Weathers says it might be possible to avoid…


Mississippi Firefighters Off To Big Sky Country

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — 20 Mississippi firefighters have been sent to help fight a 123,000-acre wildfire in Montana. The Mississippi Forestry Commission crew will be on the front lines for about two weeks, constructing fire lines to control the blaze and mop up after the wildfire is contained.


Five-Star Prospect Commits To Mississippi State

Charles Moore, a 6-foot-4 240-pound high school junior from Louisville, Mississippi, has verbally pledged to play football at Mississippi State. Although the defensive end will miss his junior year of high school ball due to a torn ACL, as a sophomore Moore had 71 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, eight…


Crop Duster Plane Down Near Shaw

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A crop dusting plane crashed near Shaw early this evening. The plane went down in a field off Highway 448. Details are sketchy at this hour, but authorities told Delta Daily News that the pilot appears not to be seriously injured. The Bolivar County Sheriff’s…


Now Just One Coahoma Jail Escapee Uncaptured

  COAHOMA, COUNTY (Ben Caxton) — Coahoma County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a third escapee on Friday. LeAndrew Booker was behind bars for burglary when he and three other inmates escaped from the jail earlier this month. Booker, along with Percy Bryand, Cordarius Thomas and Marquis Stevenson were all on the…


New Grading System Will Pass More Schools

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — State education officials are approving a grading plan likely to produce more A-rated and fewer F-rated districts. On Thursday the state Board of Education voted to grade schools and districts under the current scoring table as well as one that is “adjusted.” Schools would get…


Shoe Protests Lead To Tunica Arrests

TUNICA, MS (Ben Caxton) — A protest over the dress code at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica has resulted in the arrest of some parents for trespassing. Students walked out Wednesday after school officials told them they couldn’t wear colored shoes to school because of possible gang affiliation. According…


Fewer Workers Are Getting More Money

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi payrolls are climbing out of their post-recession hole, but unemployment is going the wrong way. July’s jobless rate rose to 5.2 percent as a decline in Mississippians with jobs outstripped a shrinking labor force. June’s unemployment rate was 5 percent A year ago, Mississippi…


Watch the Eclipse Live on Delta Daily News

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — It’s solar eclipse day across the Delta. Western and Northern Mississippi will see up to 90 percent coverage of the sun during today’s solar eclipse. Stores across the mid-south have reported selling out of eclipse glasses, but you can safely watch NASA’s live stream…