Coahoma County Escapee Captured On Saturday

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — One of the four inmates who escaped from the Coahoma County Jail early Friday morning was recaptured on Saturday. Cordarius Thomas of Clarksdale is now back in custody. He was behind bars for burglary and assault. Still at large are Marquis Stevenson whose last…


State Runs Out Of Money For Highway Project

PHILADELPHIA, MS (Ben Caxton) — A tight state budget has prompted Mississippi transportation commissioners to cancel a highway project. Last week the transportation commission cancelled contracts for the Highway 16 bypass to ease commercial vehicle traffic in downtown Philadelphia. Commissioners say the state can’t afford the estimated $130 million to…


Rosedale Library Needs Money Because It Smells Bad

ROSEDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Rosedale boasts the second busiest library in Bolivar County, second only to the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland. But when it comes to bad odors, the Rosedale library edges out Cleveland by more than a nose. Apparently, the library roof is leaking. And the leaks…


Cleveland Doctor Sentenced To Prison

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A former Cleveland doctor is going to jail for health care fraud. 62-year-old Dr. Nethaniel Brown was sentenced Thursday in Oxford to thirty-nine months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He’ll also have to pay nearly $2M in restitution. Brown pled…


August 12: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Headlining the news across the Delta this week were multiple shootings in and around Greenville. On Sunday night an elderly Winterville man was shot to death and his car set on fire. Wednesday brought another death in a triple shooting on Persimmon Street in Greenville….


Rains Delay Warfield Park Auto Show

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — If you had been planning on cruising out to the inaugural “Rollin’ on the River” car show today at Warfield Point Park, you’ll have to pick another destination. Due to all the recent rain, organizers of the event have put it off for a few…


Two Williams Arrested In One Day In Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Friday was a bad day to have the last name “Williams” in Vicksburg, apparently. Police arrested two men, in two unrelated cases yesterday, both named “Willaims”. 24-year-old Jonathan Williams was arrested around 3:00 PM at the Madison Glenn Apartments on a Florida warrant for a…


Four Inmates Escape In Coahoma County

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Four inmates escaped Coahoma County Jail on Friday morning. Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the inmates were reported missing at 1:35 AM following a routine check inside the jail. The escaped inmates have criminal charges of murder, rape, assault, and burglary. All neighboring law…


$1M Bond For Luster Family Murder Suspects

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Bond has been set for two men charged in the Wednesday morning assasination style shooting on Alexander Street in Greenville. Judge Michael Prewitt ordered a $1,000,000.00 bonf for both Bill, and Samuel Luster during a hearing yesterday. The men are accused in the death of…


Warrant Issued For Suspect In Triple Shooting

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man police say believe was involved in the Persimmon Street homicide and triple shooting. The warrant was signed yesteray by Greenville Judge Michael Prewitt for 24-year-old Hakeem Wilson. Authorities say their investigation suggests that…