Reeves Extends Safer at Home Another Week

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — While extending his statewide “safer at home” order another week, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has eased restrictions on outdoor sports and leisure venues. The Governor recommends all residents stay home as much possible, noting the virus can be especially difficult for people who are 65…




19-year-old Drowns in Tunica

TUNICA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A 19-year old man is dead after drowning in a Tunica County lake. The family of J.W. Ransom says he has a seven-month-old child and was set to graduate from high school next month. He was visiting friends at the Cypress Lake Apartments off…


School Sports Can Resume June 1

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — It’s been two months since Mississippi high school sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Mississippi High School Activities Association has taken steps to allow summer workouts to begin. Effective June 1st schools can begin summer practices, workouts, weightlifting, conditioning, and rehearsals…


New Rules for Beale Street Visitors

MEMPHIS, TN (BenCaxton) — As visitors return to Memphis special rules are in place specifically for Beale Street businesses. There’s still no live music but recorded music is allowed. Bar seating has reopened, pedestrians are only allowed on the sidewalks to limit crowds and business hours for Beale Street businesses…


Jackson, Ms (ben Caxton) — Governor Tate Reeves Has Nominated New Commissioners for the Departments Of Public Safety and Corrections. Mississippi Court Of Appeals Judge Sean Tindell Is Reeves’ Pick for Public Safety Commissioner; He Served in the State Senate from 2012 Until He Was Appointed to the Bench by Governor Phil Bryant in 2017. Marshall Fisher Held the Job from 2017 Until He Retired at the End Of 2019. the Commissioner Heads the Department Of Public Safety Which Includes the Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau Of Investigation and Mississippi Bureau Of Narcotics; Dps Also Handles Driver’s License Services Which Have Had Problems with Long Lines and Long Waiting Times in the Past and Have Been Closed for Weeks Because Of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Following a National Search, the Former Warden Of Louisiana’s Angola Prison Has Been Tapped to Lead Mississippi’s Prison System. During 21 Years at Angola Buri Cain Was Credited with Improving Conditions and Decreasing Violence. if the State Senate Confirms Cain He Would Replace Former State Representative Tommy Taylor Who Has Been Acting Commissioner Since Reeves Became Governor in January. Mississippi Has One Of the Highest Incarceration Rates in the Nation and the U.s. Justice Department Is Investigating the System After Several Inmates Were Killed or Injured in Outbursts Of Violence in Late December. at Least 42 Inmates Have Died Since Then, Many After an Illness. Previous Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps Is in Federal Prison; He Plead Guilty in 2015 to Money Laundering and Filing False Tax Returns. Prosecutors Also Say He Took Nearly $1.5 Million in Bribes.




Burned Church Was Suing City Of Holly Springs

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS (Ben Caxton) — The church that burned down Wednesday was suing the city of Holly Springs on gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak. First Pentecostal Church Pastor Jerry Waldrop alleged that police officers disrupted a church bible study and Easter service. Holly Springs’ city attorney said nearly…