Water Tower Makes Rainbows For Residents

MADISON, MS (Ben Caxton) — One wonders if officials in Madison are missing a great opportunity to promote tourism. WLBT-TV reported yesterday on a small hole in one of the city’s older water tanks which can be seen in video they shot spraying out a steady stream of water from…


80-Year-Old Sunflower Woman Murdered; Car Stolen

SUNFLOWER, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sunflower County Police are investigating a murder today. Shortly after midnight, Delta Daily News received reports that authorities had been called to the Porter Arms apartments at 302 Plantation Avenue in Sunflower. The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that an elderly female resident had been…



Delta Gospel Legend O’Neal Dean Passes

MOORHEAD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta Gospel legend O’Neal Dean passed away at his home in Moorhead yesterday afternoon of what police said was an apparent heart-attack. Dean was a gospel recording artist and former member of the famous Dean Brothers. He was known as the “International One Man Gang”…



Cleveland Police Name "Officer Of The Year"

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Cleveland Police Department has chosen its “Officer of the Year.” Officer Rory Micou, a nine-year veteran of the department, was recognized by Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham for his focus on protecting and serving the community. Micou says he is committed to keeping the…


Another Head-On Crash On Mississippi 3, One Dead

WARREN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A day after two logging trucks collided head-on near the paper mill southwest of Yazoo City, another head-on crash has left one dead. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling north near International Paper when the car veered into the…


Governor Swipes Rainy Day Fund To Cover Shortfall

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Governor Phil Bryant announced Friday’s he’s taking almost $39 million dollars from the Rainy Day Fund to balance the state budget. In a statement to Delta Daily News Bryant said he will utilize $39 million from the Rainy Day Fund. He also has requested authorization…


Mississippi Lawmaker Announces Dementia; Retirement

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A long-serving Mississippi lawmaker says he has dementia and will retire after this legislative term. Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, says he was only diagnosed last week. While he does well on some days, he says, there are other days where his short-term memory…