Another Man Shot And Killed In Jackson

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A man was shot and killed in North Jackson late Wednesday night. The shooting occurred a little before 10:00 PM just north of Chastain Middle School near the intersection of Manhattan and Broadmoor. The victim, in his 20’s according to police, was shot multiple…


Yazoo Policemen In Hot Water Over Video

  YAZOO CITY, MS (Ben Caxton) — WLBT-TV viewers have caused a stir by pointing out a Facebook Live video posted by a couple of on-duty Yazoo City police officers. The video starts out harmlessly enough with the two just hanging out by a lake looking at waterfowl. But in…



State Sues Companies For Grenada Pollution

  GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s attorney general is suing companies it accuses of dumping toxic chemicals in Grenada and Water Valley that polluted the air and groundwater. Jim Hood’s office filed two lawsuits last week following complaints from residents. One suit filed in Grenada County alleges a plant…


Kansas To Get First Crack At Alex Deaton

  KANSAS (Ben Caxton) — The case against accused killer Alex Deaton will be presented to a Rankin County grand jury this month, but it will be awhile before he stands trial in Mississippi because Kansas authorities intend to try Deaton for crimes there first. He is charged with one…


Banned Dem Candidate Confronts Clarksdale Board

  CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale Public Utilities board began with comments from Darron Griffin, asking for an investigation as to how his CPU customer information was included a newspaper story last month and introduced at a Democrat party hearing about his residency status. That…


Mississippi Woman Gambles With IRS Money

  GULFPORT, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Gulfport woman has admitted to filing false returns with the IRS and then using the money to gamble at casinos. News outlets report 65-year-old Doris Kelley, who was a tax preparer, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to obstructing the IRS and filing…


East Sunflower School Hosts "330" Parade

  SUNFLOWER, MS (Ben Caxton) — A parade for was held in Sunflower Monday in support of the local grade school’s `330 Campaign` to improve student test scores. Parents organized the event in support of Sunflower Elementary School, it’s staff and students. The `330 Campaign` is an effort to encourage…


`Earth Day` Celebrations Coming To Cleveland

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — `Earth Day` will be a busy one in Cleveland this year. A host of local organizations have banded together for a city-wide litter cleanup, and hazardous waste collection. Work will be done to `beautify` the Cleveland High School and Eastside High School campuses and…


Greenville Murderer Sentenced To 40 Years

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Marquel Magnum was scheduled to stand trial yesterday for the 2015 killing of Kenneth Howard. Instead, Magnum pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years behind bars. The 24-year-old Greenville man shot Kenneth Howard four times in the 300 block of…