Y’All Business? Mississippi Says a Lot Are.

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann held a press conference this week announcing the relaunch of the state’s “Y’all Business” site for Mississippi entrepreneurs. Houseman said there’s been a significant increase in the number of LLCs forming. In fact, there were more than a thousand…


Former Coach Sues Jackson State For Discrimination

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Jackson State Head Football Coach Harold Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the university, Dr. Glen Boyce, and former JSU President Carolyn Meyers. The lawsuit, filed yesterday, seeks damages for racial discrimination and a breach of his contract, alleging that JSU tried to…


Alcorn State Players Arrested For Fight

  LORMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — An internet fueled fight last week has resulted in the arrest of twenty Alcorn State Students, most of whom are on the university football team. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department says all were charged with simple assault and malicious mischief. All have a court…


Cost Of College In Mississippi Going Up Again

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — College is going to cost more this fall at all eight public Universities in Mississippi. On average it’ll cost you 6.6% more to enroll this fall. That’s an extra $463 per year bringing the average price for summer and fall courses to $7,491. Originally the…


Traffic Accident Leaves Greenville Woman Dead

  WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Thursday morning traffic accident has left one Greenville woman dead. Shortly after 7:30 AM yesterday morning Mississippi State Troopers along with Washington County rescue officials were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on US Highway 61 near Leland. A 2012 Volkswagen Jetta driven…


Greenwood Malpractice Case Dismissed

Greenwood, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Leflore County Circuit Judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Greenwood Clinic. The medical malpractice lawsuit against Greenwood Comprehensive Medical Clinic had been argued before a jury last week. After the defendant, Dexter Jackson, and his attorney’s presented their evidence a jury was set…


15-Year-Old Vicksburg Runaway Found In Jackson

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg’s search for a 15-year-old who ran away from home last month has been found. JaMiya Lee was discovered in Jackson on Tuesday and sent to an area hospital for an examination. Lee’s grandmother reported her missing from their home in the 300 block…


Syphilis Cases In Mississippi Triple

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — According to the state department of health, new cases of syphilis tripled in Mississippi between 2013 and 2016. Most at risk are gay and bisexual black men and women. Women infected with syphilis during pregnancy run the risk of their baby dying or being…


People Escape But Dog Dies In Jackson Fire

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson area firefighters said at least seven people escaped an early Wednesday morning house fire, but the family’s dog died in the fire. The fire was reported at 1:00 AM at the Cedars of Lebanon on Manhattan Road. The blaze, which survivors believe broke…


New Signs Going Up In Cleveland

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — New wayfinding and public parking signs are being installed around Cleveland this week. The idea for the signage is part of a master plan developed by Team Cleveland Main Street in 2014. Their data indicated that many drivers who pass by on Highway 61…