5,000 New Graduates In Oxford Saturday

  OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — 5000 students graduated from Ole Miss on Saturday. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham addressed the graduates, urging them to remain engaged and improve themselves as well as their communities. Meacham said “it’s a critical time in the history of America and…


Soybeans In Early Thanks To Warm Weather

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Warm weather has allowed Mississippi farmers to plant soybeans early, and they expect to exceed last year’s planting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 69 percent of the crop had been planted by the end of April compared to an average of 38…



May 13: Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — In a week that saw three new homicides in four days in Jackson, Delta Daily News brought you the story about yet another arson fire at a Vicksburg apartment complex, and of a previously questioned, and a released man re-arrested for murder in Yazoo City….


Monticello Mayoral Runoff Election Set

  MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — The seemingly never-ending Monticello special mayoral election is headed for a runoff. Interim Democrat Mayor David Anderson collected 456 votes to former Mayor Joe Rogers 389. The two will face off for what should be the final time on May 30. Independent Ronnie Carr…


Payday Loan Company Cashes in on Restraining Order

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A judge has blocked a Mississippi state order that would have closed one of the state’s largest payday lenders. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas signed a temporary restraining order Friday, allowing All American Check Cashers to stay open. The loan company had been…


Mississippi Flood Crest Predictions Raised

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Revised flood forecasts for the Mississippi River show an expected crest now of 52 feet in Greenville next Wednesday. That’s a day later, and a foot higher than previously thought. Arkansas City is now expected to see a crest of 40 feet on Wednesday,…


Holmes County Escapee Recaptured By Police

  LEXINGTON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Holmes County escapee is back in custody, after escaping earlier Friday. Holmes County authorities and the Mississippi Department of Corrections were looking for Javontae Taliaferro after he escaped from the Holmes-Humphreys County Regional Correctional Facility in Lexington Friday. Taliaferro, 21, was last seen…



Bryant Seeks Disaster Declaration From President

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Trump declare a major disaster for nine counties struck by tornadoes, high winds, hail, and flooding April 30th. The initial declaration would provide assistance to individuals who suffered losses in Holmes and Montgomery counties, and to government and…