Mississippi Red Cross Team Headed To Texas

HATTIESBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi Red Cross Team is headed to Texas. Two vehicles from the Mississippi Region American Red Cross Team left from Hattiesburg and Gulfport yesterday to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Parts of Texas and Louisiana are extremely dangerous as flooding continues to be…


BREAKING: Greenville Attempted Robbery

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville Police are reporting an attempted robbery that occurred a few hours ago. Officers were dispatched to 567 Cypress at 1:36 PM this afternoon. Upon arrival they spoke to the victims, a 21-year-old white male, and a 23-year-old white female who told police they had…


Washington County Gets A Check For Bad Checks

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Washington County got a check – to cover a bunch of bad checks last week. Hopefully, this one will clear the bank. District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced that his office delivered $21,955.78 to Washington County Tax Collector Patricia Lee. The almost $22,000 represents money collected…


Feds Step In And Declare Bridges Unsafe

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A gas tax may be in the works to help pay for crumbling bridges across Mississippi. A Senate committee is once again considering the tax after they learned more about the dire condition Mississippi’s wooden bridges, many of which have already been closed, and many…


Arkansas Lt. Governor In Monticello Tomorrow

MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will be the guest speaker at the next Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Monticello Western Sizzlin. Griffin is serving his first term as lieutenant governor. John Davis, chairman of the club, said they are…



Man Wants Greenwood Confederate Statue Moved

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A father and son from Greenwood will ask Leflore County supervisors today to either move a Confederate soldier statue that has stood outside the Leflore County Courthouse in Greenwood since 1913, or place a black history monument nearby. There are dozens of Confederate monuments in…


$758M Jackpot Makes Lottery A Topic In Jackson Again

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Last week’s $758 million dollar lottery win has renewed discussion about a lottery in Mississippi. Senator Chad McMahan said his district in northeast Mississippi is torn on the issue, noting that if the state legalized the lottery convenience store owners will not add people their…


Haley Barbour Receiving Award In Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Governor Haley Barbour will be honored by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance and receive the Visionary Award Thursday during a ceremony at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. The award honors a Mississippi business or civic leader for recognizing the importance of global understanding…


Death Threats Against Judge Who Removed Flag

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Documents obtained by Mississippi media outlets reveal threatening posts on social media directed at Clarksdale Judge Carlos Moore. Police say it’s possible the posts stem from Moore’s decision to remove the controversial Mississippi state flag from his courtroom in July. One post stated, “You’re not…