Southaven Mayor Back On Trial For Fraud

SOUTHAVEN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is on trial again for his alleged illegal use of city resources. Davis was mayor of Mississippi’s third-largest city from 1997 to 2013; he’s accused of illegally purchasing a city-owned SUV without approval and of being reimbursed for gasoline bought…


Summer Civil Rights History Mentoring In Greenwood

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A summer mentoring program is teaching young people about civil rights history, focusing on the pivotal year of 1965. As activists pushed to register black voters in Greenwood and other parts of Mississippi in the early 1960s their efforts were often met with violent resistance….


Clarksdale Affected By Nationwide Phone Issues Monday

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Thousands of residential, business and government offices in Clarksdale were without landline telephone service for several hours Monday afternoon and evening. Some customers were told it could take up to four days to fix the problem but dial tones were restored early Tuesday and U-Verse…



Body Of 12-Year-Old Drowning Victim Recovered

SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The body of the 12-year-old girl who disappeared while swimming over the weekend was recovered from the Pearl River Tuesday morning. Mary Jane Harrell was swimming in Scott County with her 6-year-old cousin and 14-year-old brother when a strong current began to pull them under….


Most Southern Place On Earth Is Cleveland This Week

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Delta Center’s `Most Southern Place on Earth` workshop began its eighth year this week. An opening reception was held at the Martin and Sue King Railroad Museum in downtown Cleveland Sunday evening. The workshop welcomes thirty-six Kindergarten through 12th-grade educators from across the country…


Health Department Spends Crazy Money On Hospital Care

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A report commissioned by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health confirms federal findings that the state has spent more on institutional care than community-based services for people with mental disabilities. Costing $300,000, the taxpayer-funded report analyzed Medicaid fee-for-service information for budget years 2010 through 2014;…


More Mississippi State Employee Layoffs Coming

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two more state agencies will lay off workers. The Mississippi Department of Mental Health will lay off 125 workers at four facilities, part of an overall plan to trim employment by 650 and the Public Service Commission will lay off three employees. Last month the…


Former Ole Miss Quarterback Charged With DUI

WEST POINT, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Ole Miss quarterback and current East Mississippi Community College assistant coach Bo Wallace was arrested and charged with DUI late Saturday night by police in West Point. Bond was set at $814. Wallace led the EMCC Lions to the 2011 NJCAA National Championship…


12-Year-Old Feared Drowned In Scott County

SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Authorities are continuing to search for a Morton girl who is feared drowned. Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said a 12-year-old Mary Harrell. of Morton was pulled underwater Saturday at Lower Head Dam. She was camping with relatives and was pulled under around 7:00…