Monster Sized Mystery Cat In Mississippi

HERNANDO, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Facebook video shared thousands of times this week has residents of Hernando scratching their heads. Cellphone video shows a large animal walking out of the woods near a Wendy’s restaurant but witnesses aren’t sure if it’s a mountain lion, a cougar, a black panther…


Chambers Murder Trial: Who Is Eric?

BATESVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Day three of the Quinton Tellis murder trial yesterday included a field trip for the jurors, visiting the spot where Jessica Chambers was found burned and other locations mentioned during testimony. Several witnesses have testified that Chambers was able to say her name and the…



Drew Memorial Has New OBGYN On Staff

MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — N. Lakshmi Battala, an obstetrician, and gynecologist, has joined Drew Memorial’s women’s services team. A native of India, Dr. Battala graduated medical school at the age of 21 before moving to New York for residency. She has practiced medicine for 20 years, chiefly in central…





Tennessee Williams Festival In Clarksdale

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Clarksdale’s 25th annual Tennessee Williams Festival kicks off tomorrow with a walking tour starting at 9AM from Haven United Methodist Church on Yazoo Avenue. Scenes from Tennessee Williams plays will be presented Saturday at Coahoma Community College at various locations downtown. The festival is open…



$17M Sewer Sticker Shock In Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville may be facing a costly and unexpected sewer bill. The Environmental Protection Agency has mandated the city fix sanitary sewer overflows in the city’s system, and the city contracted with W.L. Burle Engineering to make the repairs. But the company told the city’s Public…