State Audit Says Students Use Laptops For Porn

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Unless a lot of Mississippi Students intend on becoming doctors and nurses, those probably aren’t anatomy photos on their school-provided laptops. That according to review by the State Auditor’s Office. The auditors had a look at 150 laptops and computers issued to students and found…


Monticello Krawfish 4 Kids Coming Friday

MONTICELLO, AR (Wesley Carnicle) — `Krawfish 4 Kids` is coming to Monticello Arkansas on Friday. Sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Monticello `Krawfish 4 Kids` will be held at the Monticello Country Club starting at 6:00 PM. Save a few bucks and get your tickets now. The cost is $25…


Greenville Man Who Headed `Fake $50` Gang Sentenced

MADISON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Four people, including a Greenville man, are headed to prison in connection with their involvement in a counterfeit ring, prosecutors announced Tuesday. In August 2015 Madison County business reported a group of people passing counterfeit $50 bills. They used the funny money to purchase items…


73-Year-Old Moonshiner Nabbed In Rankin County

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — At least one Mississippi alcohol distiller didn’t read the fine print on the state’s new brewery laws. 73-year-old Henry Sample was arrested in a Moonshine bust by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents at his home last week. Search warrants in hand, the agents discovered an…


Judge Asked To Elminate Mississippi Charter Schools

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas is considering overturning Mississippi’s charter school law. A group of parents argues the law is unconstitutional because charter schools divert property taxes from the Jackson district and the charter schools are not overseen by a local or state superintendent….


Confederate Heritage Follows Racial Reconcilliation

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — After proclaiming last October to be Racial Reconciliation Month, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month. His proclamation does not specifically mention slavery and is similar to ones previously issued by Mississippi governors. Bryant said that Mississippi’s history deserves study and…


Delta Area Mayor On Trial For Fraud

ROLLING FORK, MS (Ben Caxton) — The mayor of a town in the Mississippi Delta faces trial on charges that he defrauded the Federal Home Loan Bank. Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge “Butch” Walker was indicted in October 2015 on four counts. Authorities say Walker submitted a false invoice for unnecessary…


Domestic Violence Divorce Bill To Governor

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A bill defining domestic violence as grounds for divorce is on its way to the Mississippi governor’s desk. For the first time in state history, it specifically spells out domestic violence in a divorce statute, falling under the grounds of “habitual cruel and inhuman…


Heavy Rains Cause Collapse In Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Heavy rains from weekend storms are being blamed for a retaining wall collapse in Vicksburg Monday that sent cement, bricks, and debris crashing down on cars parked below. No one was injured but the damage will take some time to rebuild. The collapse left a…