Leflore County Man Facing Deportation

  LEFLORE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A man who has lived in Mississippi the past 20 years has been given more time until facing possible deportation to Mexico. 36-year-old Martin Duron-Esparza met with federal immigration officials last week. Duron-Esparza immigrated to Leflore County as a 16-year-old. He never obtained…


Sunday Tornados Cause Power Outages, School Closures

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — As many as 13,000 Entergy customers lost power Sunday as storms with high winds and tornados moved through the state Sunday morning. Some customers are not expected to have service restored for several days. Yazoo County Schools are closed Monday due to significant downed trees…


Jackson Woman Burns Grandfather To Death

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson’s 22nd homicide of the year is not a shooting. Instead, police have charged a woman with setting fire to a home and burning her 66-year old grandfather to death. According to authorities, 20-year-old Tateanna Parker used gasoline to burn a residence during an…


Entergy To Increase Infrastructure Spending $30M

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Entergy plans to spend more money on system improvements. A lot more. Last year the company paid $66.5 million on projects designed to make its energy service safer and more reliable. This year, the company expects to spend $95 million. Entergy says the improvements will…


West Bolivar Schools Fire Superintendent

  BOLIVAR COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — No one is saying why, but Delta Daily News learned Thursday night that West Bolivar school superintendent James Johnson has been fired. The school board held a special meeting to address concerns and voted to immediately remove Johnson from the position he has…


High School Bomb Threat Leads To Arrests

  PORT GIBSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two Jefferson County High School teenagers are in jail accused of calling in a bomb threat that caused an evacuation of Port Gibson High Thursday afternoon. Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis said a call came into the principal’s office asking for a specific…


April 29: The Week In Review

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — This past week Delta Daily News brought you the story on Saturday of a Monticello man was charge with capital murder in a Dumas shooting, two drug busts in Vicksburg. Casino Revenues were up, unemployment is down, Clarksdale’s annual Juke Joint Festival was a…


Car Accident Delays Alcorn State Fight Trials

  PORT GIBSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Friday morning car accident has delayed the court appearance for Alcorn State Football players arrested in a mass brawl. One of the primary accusers, Varrick Dyer, who had filed charges against at least a dozen players was on his way to court…


Another Round Of Severe Weather On The Way

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — A storm system moving out of Texas and into Arkansas is expected to reignite severe thunderstorms across the Delta as we head into the weekend. The storms that will develop ahead of a cold front are expected to be slow-moving, unlike Wednesday night’s storms,…