11-Year-Old Arrested In Holiday Shootings

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — The long weekend holiday hasn’t stopped the shooting violence across the state. In Tupelo, an 11-year-old was arrested Friday by police and charged with aggravated assault after shooting a 12-year-old. The victim is in critical condition in a Memphis hospital. In Jackson, a 19-year-old man was…




September 2: The Week In Review

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another week of news is in the books, and this is what you missed if you weren’t listening to Delta Radio every morning. Washington County said it has money to fix just six of twenty-nine closed bridges in the county, got a check from…


Sentence Handed Down In Yazoo Bribery Case

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A former federal corrections officer at the Yazoo County prison has been sentenced for bribery. Former corrections officer, 27-year-old Julius Pearson of Madison County, was sentenced this week to twelve months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for bribery. Pearson began…


Last Stanza For Jackson State Band Leader

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson State has fired its band director. O’Neill Sanford first started teaching music over half a century ago in 1965. He served at JSU for the past five years, worked as a recruiter for the Department of Music for three years, and directed Sonic Boom…


West Bolivar Strife Continues With Student Protest

ROSEDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Bolivar Commercial reports that students at West Bolivar High School staged a sit-in in the school auditorium this week. The paper reports that the students are upset over a variety of issues they believe have been “swept under the rug” for years. Several students…


Six City Blocks Evacuated In Greenwood Over Bomb Materials

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A story in yesterday’s Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper reports that police discovered hand grenades and bomb making materials in a carport at a residence located at 501 East Washington Street. Greenwood deputy police chief Marvin Hammond said they were alerted to the suspicious materials by a…


Vicksburg Miss America Contestant Award Finalist

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Ben Caxton) — Atlantic City welcomed Miss America pageant contestants Wednesday. Vicksburg’s own Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys was selected during the event as one of seven Quality of Life finalists for her platform, “Water for Life.” Buys works to bring clean drinking water to those in…