Clarksdale Unveils Downtown Celebrity Signs Today

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Clarksdale’s downtown Arts and Culture signs will be unveiled this afternoon at 5 in a reception inside the Bank Building at Second and Yazoo. 33 signs honoring people with Clarksdale connections, from Tennessee Williams to Elvis Presley to Conway Twitty, will be placed downtown in…


2nd Heat Related Death This Week In Yazoo County

YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Yazoo County reported its second heat-related death this week. A 56-year-old male with a history of medical problems died at his home in Yazoo City. According to the coroner Ricky Shivers, the victim, William F. Bryant died of possible hypothermia with a heat index…




Fire Destroys Downtown Greenville Business

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A late Wednesday afternoon blaze destroyed a long time Greenville business. The fire broke out at the “Looking Good” clothing store, a fixture in downtown Greenville since 1983. Images from the Delta Radio towercam in downtown Greenville show smoke erupting over Washington Avenue around 5:50…


Leland Announces A New Top Cop

LELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Leland announced their new Chief of Police yesterday evening. Formerly retired Highway Patrol Officer Percy “P.K.” Nelson, who retired from the State Patrol just several months ago will be heading back to work. He is taking over the top cop spot in Leland starting a…


Tchula’s Outspoken Police Chief Forced Out

TCHULA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Tchula Police Chief Kenneth Hampton has resigned from his position. Hampton, who has held the position for 2 years, says he submitted his papers to the town’s Mayor and Board of Alderman Wednesday. He says he was pressured to submit a letter of resignation. Hampton…


Washington County Sees 4th Homicide In Two Weeks

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta Daily News has learned that the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a county resident, 60-year-old Frederick Formigoni, born February 7, 1957. The murder occurred outside the city of Greenville in rural Washington County. Reports indicate that the Bolivar County…



New Clarksdale Judge Bans State Flag From Courtroom

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Judge Carlos Moore, the first African-American Municipal Judge Pro Tem in Clarksdale’s history took the bench for the first time Wednesday. His first act was to order the Mississippi state flag bearing the Confederate emblem removed from his courtroom. A uniformed police officer immediately…