Y’All Business? Mississippi Says a Lot Are.

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann held a press conference this week announcing the relaunch of the state’s “Y’all Business” site for Mississippi entrepreneurs. Houseman said there’s been a significant increase in the number of LLCs forming. In fact, there were more than a thousand…


15-Year-Old Vicksburg Runaway Found In Jackson

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg’s search for a 15-year-old who ran away from home last month has been found. JaMiya Lee was discovered in Jackson on Tuesday and sent to an area hospital for an examination. Lee’s grandmother reported her missing from their home in the 300 block…


Syphilis Cases In Mississippi Triple

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — According to the state department of health, new cases of syphilis tripled in Mississippi between 2013 and 2016. Most at risk are gay and bisexual black men and women. Women infected with syphilis during pregnancy run the risk of their baby dying or being…


People Escape But Dog Dies In Jackson Fire

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson area firefighters said at least seven people escaped an early Wednesday morning house fire, but the family’s dog died in the fire. The fire was reported at 1:00 AM at the Cedars of Lebanon on Manhattan Road. The blaze, which survivors believe broke…


New Signs Going Up In Cleveland

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — New wayfinding and public parking signs are being installed around Cleveland this week. The idea for the signage is part of a master plan developed by Team Cleveland Main Street in 2014. Their data indicated that many drivers who pass by on Highway 61…


More Prize Money For Cleveland Octoberfest

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Cleveland’s Octoberfest barbecue contest, the Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship, has received a $5,000 Smokin’ with Smithfield Grant. The grant allows Octoberfest organizers to deepen the prize purse of the top 20% of the field. Cleveland will celebrate its 35th annual Octoberfest on October…


Another Sentenced In 2015 Greenville Killings

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sentences have been handed down in three killings that took place within three days of each other two years ago in Greenville. 33-year-old Nacardis Williams pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Nicholas Smith. He died after being shot multiple…


Another Telephone Scam In The Delta

  THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another new scam is circulating in the Delta. Several Clarksdale businesses have received calls from someone claiming to represent Clarksdale Public Utilities asking them to pay an outstanding balance in cash, either via Western Union or at a location other than the CPU office….


King Biscuit Blues Festival Lineup Announced

  HELENA, AR (Ben Caxton) — Grammy Award-winner Bobby Rush was honored by Arkansas State Representative Chris Richey as the lineup for the 2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival was announced in downtown Helena, Arkansas yesterday. JJ Grey and Mofro and Tab Benoit will be playing this festival for the first…


Jackson Sees 19th, 20th Homicides Hours Apart

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jackson’s 19th and 20th homicides of the year occurred yesterday morning in two apparently unrelated shootings. 17-year-old Rodney Byther was killed, shot in the back, while walking along Ventura Drive near Camelia Lane. Jackson police say the suspects were driving a black SUV, possibly a…