No Decision On Greenwood Confederate Monument

LEFLORE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Leflore county supervisors are delaying their decision on resident’s request to put a black history monument near a Confederate statue outside the Greenwood courthouse. A Confederate soldier statue has stood outside the Leflore County Courthouse since 1913, one of dozens of similar monuments across…


Mississippi 1st In The Nation In Poverty

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi is ranked 50th in poverty, and State Representative Joel Bomgar from Madison has started Out of Last Place, an initiative to help the state improve its economic ranking. Bomgar says with only 10 percent of the state’s population, the Delta is wrongly blamed for…


Delayed West Nile Death Claims Jackson Mom

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Jackson mother of four has lost a two-year battle against West Nile Virus. In September of 2015, Nancy Tarvin became sick and was admitted to the hospital. She was diagnosed with West Nile Virus and family members say her symptoms went from throwing up…


Benoit Police Chief Arrested In Bolivar County

BENOIT, MS (Ben Caxton) — Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of yesterday Billie Earl Williams, who is charged with one count of aggravated assault. The 55-year-old Williams was arrested Tuesday morning after turning himself into the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department and released on his own recognizance. He was…


60 Employees Out As Caregiver Closes In Greenwood

  GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The AMG long-term acute care center at Greenwood Leflore Hospital is closing tomorrow. The closure will cost all 60 full-time and part-time employees their jobs. Acadiana Management Group, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, said wherever possible they will try to find room for displaced employees…



Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Off To Visit India

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will lead a state business trip to India next month. The trip during the week of September 11th is sponsored by Mississippi Development Authority, the state agency that seeks to create jobs. The agency says participants will meet with potential…


Harvey To "Come Ashore" At Warfield Point Park

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Latest forecasts send what will be Tropical Depression Harvey directly over Greenville around midnight Friday morning. The National Hurricane Center forecast sustained winds between 35 and 40 mph across the Delta with higher gusts. As with Texas and Louisiana where up to 50 inches of…



Clarksdale Council Bombarded With Money Requests

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — At yesterday’s meeting, Clarksdale’s mayor and commissioners heard funding requests from the public library, Delta Blues Museum, airport board and parks commission. But there may not be that much money to go around in the new fiscal year. City clerk Cathy Clark told the board…