Summer Food Program Underway In Mississippi

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Needy children in Mississippi are receiving nearly 3 million free meals this summer through a program sponsored by government agencies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture¬ís summer food service program is providing nearly 43,000 meals per day in the state, up to two meals a day…


Winter Wheat Harvest Up In Mississippi, Down Nationwide,

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting 2017¬ís Mississippi winter wheat harvest to be up 13 percent from last year. The National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts 25 percent higher yields per acre will drive total production to 2.7 million bushels compared to 2.4 million bushels in…


Bacon Brothers Performing In Mississippi Today

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi bacon lovers can get their fix tonight. Duling Hall in Jackson is featuring a performance by Kevin Bacon, and his older brother, musician & composer Michael Bacon. The two started playing together as the group, “The Bacon Brothers” in 1995. Their style of music…


Snakeheads On The Loose In Benoit

BENOIT, MS (Ben Caxton) — For the first time Snakeheads have been found in Mississippi. One of the invasive fish species was caught last week at Lake Whittington in Bolivar County. Cleveland bow fishermen Brad Baugh and Bubba Steadman caught the snakehead in the oxbow lake. The Mississippi Department of…



June 10: The Week In Review

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — This week in the news across the Delta, Greenwood Police identified the body of a man who jumped to his death from a bridge into the Yazoo River, while police in Indianola and Greenwood eventually tracked down and captured two escapees from a county correctional…


Cleveland Payless On New Expanded Closing List

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Payless has asked a federal bankruptcy judge for authority to close more stores. In May the discount shoe chain announced a list of 400 stores to be closed, including the location on State Street in Clarksdale. The new request doubles the number of outlets expected…