Delta Force Dedicating Newly Rebuilt Home Tomorrow

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta Force Disaster Recovery is holding a house dedication in Greenville tomorrow. The Washington County team will be holding a small ceremony at 11:00 am Friday for the homeowner of the first home they’ve restored since the devasting floods a year ago, says team member…


Delta State Gets Mention In Architecture Magazine

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta State University and its signature Delta Music Institute program were recently mentioned in an Architect Magazine article about Grammy Museum Mississippi. The article credits the Delta Music Institute for having the most unique audio recording facilities in the South. The article also praises the…


Escapee Captured In Alabama After 7 Weeks

TALLADEGA COUNTY, AL (Ben Caxton) — As Delta Daily News reported yesterday afternoon, the last of two February Washington county escapees has been captured. 29-year-old Jeremiah Hair was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Talladega County in Alabama on Wednesday. Hair escaped from detention in Washington County on February…


BREAKING: Jeremiah Hair has Been Captured

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jeremiah Hair, who escaped from the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility around 9:30 PM February 3rd has been captured according to a statement just received at Delta Daily News by Tammy Reed, Deputy Director of the Washington County Office of Emergency Management. Sheriff’s departments across the state have…


Delta Regional Medical Center Looking For Answers

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Delta Regional Medical Center is still looking for answers. At a meeting of the County Board of Supervisors, they said they are looking at other providers for paramedic and ambulance services. MedStat of Jackson has held the contract, which is signed by both the…


House Fire Torches 60 Acres In Yazoo County

YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A large wildfire that broke out in Yazoo County yesterday afternoon has proven stubbornly difficult to control. Emergency officials say the wildfire got its start from a Monday  house fire that got out of control. “They put out the residential fire and embers from…


Mississippi’s $7B Wish List Goes To Washington

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi has sent a roadwork wish list to the White House, asking for nearly $7 billion to fund four projects. State Transportation Director Melinda McGrath says current funding won’t come close to making the blueprints reality. Mississippi’s priority projects include a new four-lane US 49…


It’s The Week This Week To Fix Your Leaks

WASHINGTON, DC (Ben Caxton) — The Environmental Protection Agency has designated this week as “Fix A Leak” week. More than a trillion gallons of water are wasted from household leaks each year, and if left unfixed can cause major damage. The Mississippi Public Service commission is asking consumers to check…



North Mississippi Towns Make Safe Cities List

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (Ben Caxton) — The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released a list of the 25 safest cities in Mississippi. Petal tops the list with Oxford, Olive Branch, and Horn Lake ranking five through seven. Statistics from last year including population and crime reports from…