Corinth Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder

CORINTH, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Corinth man who authorities say fatally shot another man has been charged. 34-year-old Domonick Thompson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Donald Taylor. The two men were involved in an altercation just before midnight Saturday; police say the victim saw…


Mississippi A Finalist For $1.6B Auto Plant

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Toyota and Mazda have partnered to fund a new $1.6B joint-venture auto plant. The only question remaining, is where to build. Bloomberg Financial News says Mississippi appears to be the front runner because it already makes Corollas in Blue Springs at the Toyota plant that…


Vicksburg Flooring Plant To Close Idling 93 Workers

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Armstrong Flooring told employees Monday the Vicksburg Plant will be closing its doors. A company press release said they are also closing a plant in Jackson, Tennessee. The moves will save Armstrong between $8M and $10M dollars annually, and idle 93 workers in Vicksburg. This…


Marines Bug Out From Crash Site

ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — 100 of about 120 U.S. Marines who have been in Leflore County searching for wreckage from last month’s plane crash have left. That according to Fred Randle, director of the Greenwood-Leflore Emergency Management Agency in a report by the Greenwood Commonwealth. The Commonwealth says…


Railroad Restoration Project Gets $7.5M Boost

GRENADA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A $7.5 million federal grant will help restore rail service across part of Mississippi, aided by a $4.3 million state loan and $3.2 million in private money. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the grant to rehabilitate 90 miles of a former Illinois…


Medical Marijuana Growers Coming To The Delta

PHILLIPS COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — A group of Phillips County residents hope that medical marijuana will be that area’s next cash crop. Delta Cultivators LLC announced last week that it will apply to operate a professional medical marijuana cultivation facility and dispensary in the county under Arkansas’ Marijuana Act,…


ESPN 8: The "Ocho" Premieres Today

Thirteen years ago the Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn movie “Dodgeball” introduced the world to ESPN 8: The Ocho…and today on 8/8, ESPN U is being taken over by the fake sports news show for one day only. Original “Ocho” commentators Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks, played by Gary Cole and Jason…


Turf Replacement Underway At Delta State

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta State’s artificial turf apparently isn’t quite as durable as the real stuff. Installed just three years ago in 2014, the turf at Parker Field-McCool Stadium has become a safety hazard for student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Delta State University’s Foundation has hired a well established…



Breakfast With Buzz Lightyear In Cleveland

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — If you ever wanted a little help, sending your breakfast to “infinity, and beyond” you’ll have your chance, Saturday. Buzz Lightyear is among the many Disney celebrities expected for a breakfast fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall this Saturday. The Disney Breakfast is sponsored…