Back-Seat Drivers Need To Buckle Up

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — This summer Mississippi will require back-seat passengers to buckle up in most vehicles. Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2724 earlier this month and it becomes law July 1st. Mississippi already has a law requiring seat belts for front-seat adult passengers and for children anywhere…


Mayoral Candidate Debate Friday In Monticello

  MONTICELLO, AR (Wesley Carnicle) — With election day less than a month away, it’s time to get to know the candidates in Monticello. To help, a group calling itself the “Concerned Citizens Of Monticello” will hold a candidate forum next Friday. The event will be held at Holmes Chapel…


Second Mississippi Child Dies Of Flu

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the state’s second pediatric influenza death of 2017. A central Mississippi child died in January and the latest death is in south Mississippi. There have been a total of 16 influenza deaths of individuals under 18…


Two Dead In Rankin County Wreck

  RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Monday night accident in Rankin County has left two men dead. Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Shell Oil Road around 8:30 PM Monday night where the found a Chevy SUV that had left the road, flipped onto its side and hit several…


Mississippians Take On Boston Marathon

  BOSTON, MA (Ben Caxton) — Monday’s Boston Marathon saw 27 official entries from the state of Mississippi. The fastest time for a Mississippian went to 31-year-old Thomas Witter from Columbus who finished in three hours two minutes and twenty seconds. The oldest member of the Mississippi delegation was 75-year-old…


Rebel Road Trip Coming To Greenville

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville is the second stop of this year’s Rebel Road Trip. Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze, athletics director Ross Bjork and Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter will speak at the Greenville Higher Education Center Monday morning at 7:30. In the last five years, the…


Manhunt Underway For Indianola Murder Suspects

  INDIANOLA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Police in Indianola are searching for two suspects in a shooting that killed an Indianola man overnight. Police tell Delta Daily News that 40-year-old Aaron Beamon was shot on Galaxy Road, and ran to a house on Jordan for assistance. He was taken to…


Two New Jackson Shootings Today

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) —  Following this morning’s shooting in Indianola which resulted in the death of one man, and the hospitalization of another, we have news two more shootings in Jackson in today, at least one of which has resulted in a death. Just in to the newsroom, Jackson…



West Bolivar School Closing Recommended

  ROSEDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The West Bolivar School District Board of Trustees has a decision to make. At its last meeting the superintendent, James Johnson-Waddington, recommended closing West Bolivar High School effect July 1st. The recommendation comes due to the deteriorating condition of the building, and declining student populations….