Fours Years In Prison For Tax Preparer

GULFPORT, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Gulfport woman who admitted to filing false tax returns has been sentenced to four years in prison. 65-year-old Doris Kelley pleaded guilty to charges of impeding internal revenue laws and aiding in the preparation of a false tax return in April. Kelley operated a…


2-Year-Old Drowning Victim Succumbs

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A 2-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool has died. Rankin County deputies and the Florence Fire Department responded to the scene at about 7:00 PM Tuesday. The mother had pulled the girl from the pool before deputies arrived and performed…


Homicide Suspected In Death Of 83-Year-Old

SIDON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Authorities are treating the death on an elderly Leflore County man as a homicide. Sheriff Ricky Banks says 83-year-old Pass Taylor was found dead in his home near Sidon on Wednesday, Visitors on Wednesday were unable to get Taylor to answer the door and called…


Itta Bena Brothers Arrested Selling Stolen Property

ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two Itta Bena brothers were arrested separately earlier this week by Greenwood Police, and LeFlore County Deputies in connection with multiple Carroll County burglaries. 38-year-old J.C. Stewart III and his brother 41-year-old Frederick Stewart are being held in the Carroll-Montgomery jail. The burglaries, all…


Mother Dies In One-Car Crash In Cleveland

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A woman is dead after losing control of her car and crashing into a Cleveland apartment building Thursday night. The accident occurred at the Sunset Village Apartments on White Street in Cleveland shortly after 9:00 PM. Eyewitnesses at the scene told Delta Daily News that…


Vicksburg Woman Convicted Of Manslaughter

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Warren County jury has convicted a woman in connection with her boyfriend’s death in 2011. 50-year-old Annette Scott was found guilty of manslaughter after a three-day trial. Scott stabbed her boyfriend, 51-year-old Michael Smith to death during an argument that turned violent on June…


New Leland Chief Shakes Up Police Department

LELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The new Leland Police Chief, who took over on August 1st, is shaking things up. Chief Percy “PK” Nelson has recommended that the city’s board of Alderman promote Louis White, currently a Captain, to the position of Assistant Chief. Nelson has also asked permission to…



Coahoma County Red Panthers Have No Coach

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — At last week’s board meeting of the Coahoma County School District, a group calling itself Concerned Parents voiced concerns including dissatisfaction with the educational decisions at the county junior-senior high school. The group cited having fewer certified teachers at the school than ever before…


Officers Assaulted At Roadblock In Foxworth

FOXWORTH, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two men were wounded at a safety checkpoint in Foxworth early Wednesday. Marion County deputies asked Stephen Kitchens to exit his car after he couldn’t produce a valid driver’s license. Kitchens fled, deputies stopped him and again tried to take him into custody. That’s when…