Holly Springs Man Killed Week Before Marriage

  HOLLY SPRINGS, MS (Ben Caxton) — Holly Springs police are investigating a weekend shooting death. 34-year-old Terry Halloway died around 12:40AM Saturday while driving on West College Avenue. Witnesses say someone opened fire and three men were seen running away. Investigators found Halloway had crashed and was pronounced dead…



Trains Collide And Catch Fire Near Greenwood

  MONEY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two trains collided Sunday near Money. The accident caused ten to twelve cars to derail. Several were carrying petroleum which burst into flames causing a grass fire which was extinguished after a short time. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says the collision was caused…



Sunday Storms Cause Two Mississippi Deaths

  DURANT, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sunday’s thunderstorms have led to at least two deaths in Mississippi. Carlton Hurt was killed in Durant when a tree fell on his home. Hurt leaves behind four children and a fiance. And, a Rankin County 7-year-old was electrocuted while playing outside after the…


Leflore County Man Facing Deportation

  LEFLORE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A man who has lived in Mississippi the past 20 years has been given more time until facing possible deportation to Mexico. 36-year-old Martin Duron-Esparza met with federal immigration officials last week. Duron-Esparza immigrated to Leflore County as a 16-year-old. He never obtained…


Sunday Tornados Cause Power Outages, School Closures

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — As many as 13,000 Entergy customers lost power Sunday as storms with high winds and tornados moved through the state Sunday morning. Some customers are not expected to have service restored for several days. Yazoo County Schools are closed Monday due to significant downed trees…


Jackson Woman Burns Grandfather To Death

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson’s 22nd homicide of the year is not a shooting. Instead, police have charged a woman with setting fire to a home and burning her 66-year old grandfather to death. According to authorities, 20-year-old Tateanna Parker used gasoline to burn a residence during an…


Entergy To Increase Infrastructure Spending $30M

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Entergy plans to spend more money on system improvements. A lot more. Last year the company paid $66.5 million on projects designed to make its energy service safer and more reliable. This year, the company expects to spend $95 million. Entergy says the improvements will…


West Bolivar Schools Fire Superintendent

  BOLIVAR COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — No one is saying why, but Delta Daily News learned Thursday night that West Bolivar school superintendent James Johnson has been fired. The school board held a special meeting to address concerns and voted to immediately remove Johnson from the position he has…