Free Food Offers Kick Off Holiday Weekend

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — The Memorial Day Weekend getting started early in Greenville today with free food and a chance to meet the Mayor. John McDaniel, administrator, of Arbor Walk Health Care, “We’re having a flag raising ceremony in honor of Memorial Day. The Mayor, Errick Simmons and our…


Memorials For Kingston Frazier Today & Tomorrow

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The life of 6-year old Kingston Frazier will be celebrated today and tomorrow with visitation from 3 to 7 PM today followed by a service at noon tomorrow at Jackson’s Morning Star Baptist Church. Three teenagers face capital murder charges in the boy’s death…


Casino Gamblers Flee River, Flock To Gulf Coast

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi river casinos won less from gamblers last month while casinos along the Gulf Coast won more. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $175 million last month, down 3 percent from $181 million in April 2016. April revenues are usually down compared to March…


Nothing Fishy About "Chemical Free" Panels

  MOUND BAYOU, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mound Bayou introduced its “New City Green Economic Initiative” at a City Hall press conference yesterday. The initiative, brainchild of Mayor Darryl Johnson and supported by the Mound Bayou Board of Aldermen is an economic partnership with neighboring communities Shelby and Winstonville. Their…


Four Killed In Mississippi I-10 Collision

  JACKSON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says four people were killed in a rollover crash on I-10 in Jackson County Wednesday morning. The crash had both westbound lanes blocked for more than an hour. Traffic at one point was backed up for miles with westbound…


Chris Epps Sentenced To 235 Months In Prison

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — More than 27 months after pleading guilty in one of the largest corruption cases in Mississippi history, former state Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was finally sentenced late yesterday. Judge Henry Wingate sentenced Epps to serve 235 months – almost 20 years – in prison….


Arsonist Is Targeting Arkansas Firefighters Homes

  COTTON PLANT, AR (Ben Caxton) — Cotton Plant, Arkansas police, and firefighters say they are the target of someone in town who is burning their homes, and vandalizing their vehicles. The latest suspected arson happened Sunday. Town Fire Chief Jason Johnston saw a house he had just purchased for…



Trump Approves Disaster Assistance For Mississippi

  WASHINGTON, DC (Ben Caxton) — President Donald Trump has approved disaster assistance to governments and certain nonprofits in nine Mississippi counties following severe weather and tornado damage on April 30th. Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo Counties received approval. More counties could be added later….


77-Year-Old Woman Shot In Self Defense

  ALCORN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The shooting of a 77-year-old woman in Alcorn county has been ruled justifiable homicide. Investigators say Gynel Windham left an auction and followed a driver down Mississippi Highway 356 Friday evening before getting out of her car with a weapon. The person she’d…