Bud & Burgers Competition Coming To Cleveland

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi tradition is coming to Cleveland next Saturday. Buds and Burgers is summertime competition sponsored by the Mitchell Companies which has been held in previous years in places like Meridian, Tupelo, and Biloxi. Anna Grace Tanner, communications manager for Mitchell says they’re excited…


Jury Hands Out Sentences For Itta Bena Shootings

  GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — On August 15, 2015, Leflore County Sheriff’s Department officers were called to a car burning in a field off of US Highway 82 outside Itta Bena. Inside they found D’Alandis Love dead and three other individuals shot several times. Thursday evening, after a four-day…


Team Cleveland Awards Facade Grants

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Six Cleveland business just each received a $500 award to help spruce up their buildings. Team Cleveland Main Street announced The Starving Musician, H Squared Ladies Wear, Ten Twenty-four, The Wishing Well, Hey Joe’s, and the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce will be getting the…


Budget Cuts Fell Employees At Forestry Commission

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Forestry Commission is eliminating 75 jobs because of budget cuts. The commission will also undergo a major reorganization, consolidating the current seven districts into four new regions. Both the job cuts and reorganization come after a 16 percent cut in the commission’s…


Crews Working To Get To Damaged Vicksburg Pipe

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — 30,000 Vicksburg residents remain without water today as the only pipe connecting the city’s water treatment plant with residents remains broken and underwater. Repair crews are working around the clock, hauling dirt and building a temporary levee around the pipe which currently lays under…


Contraband Confiscated In Washington County

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections war on contraband has come to Greenville as officers searched the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility Wednesday morning. MDOC officials discovered numerous smartphones, phone chargers, bags of tobacco, packs of marijuana and spice, cigarette lighters, cigarettes, packs of top…


Greenville Murderer Sentenced To 30 Years

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Washington County resident Wadarren Lawrence pled guilty to Second Degree Murder in Washington County Circuit Court, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced Thursday. Lawrence was set for trial this week, but instead, he pled guilty before Judge Margaret Carey-McCray on Monday. Lawrence was indicted by…



Drug Testing Company Settles State Lawsuit

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A company that made drug testing cups involved in Mississippi’s prison bribery scandal will pay the state $2 million. Alere, the parent company of Branan Medical Corporation, agreed this week to settle a lawsuit without admitting wrongdoing. Texas drug-testing supplier Mark Longoria pleaded guilty…


Greenville Organizing Water Help For Vicksburg

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons announced the City of Greenville will be organizing an effort to provide water to Vicksburg where 30,000 residents may be without water for up to a week because of a broken pipe in an area inundated by Mississippi floodwaters. To…