Yazoo Man Dies After Runover By Tractor

  YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Yazoo County man had died after he was crushed by a tractor. 79-year-old Charles Winstead had stepped off the tractor in his shed and was checking for electrical problems. The tractor had been left in gear and ran over Winstead, then climbed…


Mississippi Unemployment Rate Remains Low

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — New figures released Friday by the US Labor Department show unemployment in Mississippi remains low, tying the record low of 5 percent in 1999 and 2000. More people entered the labor force and more reported having jobs in April. One year ago the state…


All Vicksburg Schools Open Again Today

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg Warren School District says all schools will are open again today. Bottled drinking water will be available for students at all affected schools until the boil water notice is lifted. They advise that some testing and end of year schedules may have been…


Shooter Identified In Killing Of 6-Year-Old

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson Police say they have identified that man that pulled the trigger and shot a six-year-old Jackson boy to death last week. Kingston Frazier was waiting in his mother’s car while she was in a Jackson Kroger when the car was hijacked by three…


Water Is On But Still Not Safe In Vicksburg

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The water is on, and pressure is building, but it’s still not safe to drink yet in Vicksburg. After building a levee, pumping out 12 feet of Mississippi floodwaters, and digging down five feet to reach a burst water pipe that left 30,000 customers…


Vicksburg Mayor Says Water Return On Schedule

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg’s Mayor, George Flaggs, Jr. says repairs are proceeding on schedule to a busted 36″ pipe from the city’s treatment plant that have left 30,000 people without clean water. Mayor Flaggs, “I think it’s coming as well as expected. The water break has to…


May 20: The Week In Review

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another week of news in the Delta comes to an end. The week started with an alligator causing a car to go bump in the night on Highway One Sunday. On Monday the Greenville School Board waded through a list of 16 candidates who…


Bud & Burgers Competition Coming To Cleveland

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi tradition is coming to Cleveland next Saturday. Buds and Burgers is summertime competition sponsored by the Mitchell Companies which has been held in previous years in places like Meridian, Tupelo, and Biloxi. Anna Grace Tanner, communications manager for Mitchell says they’re excited…


Jury Hands Out Sentences For Itta Bena Shootings

  GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — On August 15, 2015, Leflore County Sheriff’s Department officers were called to a car burning in a field off of US Highway 82 outside Itta Bena. Inside they found D’Alandis Love dead and three other individuals shot several times. Thursday evening, after a four-day…


Team Cleveland Awards Facade Grants

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Six Cleveland business just each received a $500 award to help spruce up their buildings. Team Cleveland Main Street announced The Starving Musician, H Squared Ladies Wear, Ten Twenty-four, The Wishing Well, Hey Joe’s, and the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce will be getting the…