Vicksburg Mayor Pitches Projects To Trump Again

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg’s Mayor thinks his seat between President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao bodes well for area projects. Flaggs returned to Washington, D.C., Monday at the invitation of the Trump administration to discuss infrastructure. He presented three different projects from his wish-list…


Utility Customers Paying In New Ways In Clarksdale

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Clarksdale Public Utility customers have embraced the utility’s alternative payment options. During January 5100 customers paid their bills on the cdpu.net website or at CPU’s 24-hour kiosk, a 5% increase from December. Winter weather also increased the utility’s revenues during January due to higher electric…


Jackson Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — In 2016 New Orleans eased the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana and beginning next month so will Mississippi’s capital city. On Tuesday the Jackson City Council voted to decriminalize possession of 30 grams or less of pot. Jail time will be prohibited,…


Most Romantic Cities: Biloxi or Birmingham?

  BILOXI, MS (Ben Caxton) — Biloxi, Mississippi tops a new list of the most romantic cities in America. Restaurant review and reservation site OpenTable indexed the “25 Most Romantic Cities” this month. To identify cities where romantic dining is part of the culture, OpenTable calculated the percentage of restaurants…


Fundraiser For Clarksdale Library On Friday

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — “For the Love of Books”, the annual fundraiser for Carnegie Public Library’s “Community Book Talks” lecture series, is tomorrow at Clarksdale’s Cutrer Mansion beginning at 5:30. Tickets are $20, are available in advance at the library or at the door. For more information about this…


Direct Flights To Cancun Coming To Memphis

  MEMPHIS, TN (Ben Caxton) — If a Mexican vacation is part of your summer plans, Memphis International Airport has good news for you. Weekly flights will leave Memphis on Saturday and return Friday as part of six-night packages offered by Vacation Express. Nonstop service between Memphis and Cancun begins…


Greenwood Man Killed By Shot To The Head

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenwood man is dead after being shot Tuesday evening. 48-year-old Bryan Keith Ramsey died of a gunshot wound to the head according to the Leflore County deputy coroner. Greenwood Police responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of Broad Street and…