Mississippi Budget Cuts Force 13% Tuition Increases

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — For the first time ever, the average cost of tuition at Mississippi state colleges and universities will exceed $3,000 this fall. Budget cuts to education programs by the state legislature means costs will be up this fall. Last year Mississippi provided $265 million in state funding….


1 Dead In Attempted Kosciusko Murder-Suicide

KOSCIUSKO, MS (Ben Caxton) — One person is dead after a Tuesday night shooting in Kosciusko. Kosciusko Police Chief Herbert Drew says police were called to the scene on Linden Drive in Kosciusko around 10 p.m. to find two people suffering from gunshot wounds. Drew says this appears to have…


Jackson Man Was Alive When Beheaded

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — New details are emerging of Jackson’s 28th homicide of the year – the beheading and burning of a local man. Autopsy results show that 30-year-old Jeremy Jerome Jackson had his head cut off while he was still alive. He also had suffered a non-fatal gunshot…



Mississippi Teachers Told "There Will Be Math" At DSU

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta State University is wrapping up its annual Delta Math Science Partnership Summer Institute. They’ve been hosting 37 Mississippi teachers on campus since June 5th for the program, and the last day is coming up on Friday. The 80-hour intensive summer institute aims to help…




Firecracker 5K Race Just Around The Corner

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The 4th of July Firecracker 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run is right around the corner. The Firecracker 5K will be held on the Tuesday, 4th of July morning, in downtown Greenville. Promoters say there is no need to worry about heat, as they have…