The Wolves Are At Cleveland’s Door

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Cleveland’s new unified high school unveiled their new, name, new colors, and new mascot on Monday. The choices, selected by a student committee, were the Bolivar Central Braves, the Cleveland Central Wolves, and the Cleveland High Trojans. The wolves won out in the voting. The…


Clarksdale Utilities To Interview Manager Candidate

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Customer use of the Clarksdale Public Utilities website and outdoor kiosk continues to grow. At yesterday’s meeting of the CPU board, financial officer Steve Reed reported that last month bills totaling over $300,000 were paid at cdpu.net, and 177 customers used the outdoor drive-up kiosk,…


Feds Want Another $8.3M From American Check Cashing

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A federal agency wants more penalties against a Mississippi payday lender and has asked a federal judge to order the company and its owner to pay $8.3 million and permanently ban them from financial businesses. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges that All American Check…


Corinth Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder

CORINTH, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Corinth man who authorities say fatally shot another man has been charged. 34-year-old Domonick Thompson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Donald Taylor. The two men were involved in an altercation just before midnight Saturday; police say the victim saw…


Mississippi A Finalist For $1.6B Auto Plant

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Toyota and Mazda have partnered to fund a new $1.6B joint-venture auto plant. The only question remaining, is where to build. Bloomberg Financial News says Mississippi appears to be the front runner because it already makes Corollas in Blue Springs at the Toyota plant that…


Vicksburg Flooring Plant To Close Idling 93 Workers

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Armstrong Flooring told employees Monday the Vicksburg Plant will be closing its doors. A company press release said they are also closing a plant in Jackson, Tennessee. The moves will save Armstrong between $8M and $10M dollars annually, and idle 93 workers in Vicksburg. This…


Marines Bug Out From Crash Site

ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — 100 of about 120 U.S. Marines who have been in Leflore County searching for wreckage from last month’s plane crash have left. That according to Fred Randle, director of the Greenwood-Leflore Emergency Management Agency in a report by the Greenwood Commonwealth. The Commonwealth says…



Breakfast With Buzz Lightyear In Cleveland

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — If you ever wanted a little help, sending your breakfast to “infinity, and beyond” you’ll have your chance, Saturday. Buzz Lightyear is among the many Disney celebrities expected for a breakfast fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall this Saturday. The Disney Breakfast is sponsored…


Private Mississippi State Donations Top $100M

STARKVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — For the fourth year in a row private donors have given more than $100 million to Mississippi State University. Over $108 million was contributed during the 2017 fiscal year that just ended, a 5 percent increase over $103.2 million in the previous fiscal year. It…