38 Acres Of Solar Panels For Navy In Meridian

  MERIDIAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Navy is planning on covering a lot of ground in Mississippi. Literally. The Navy, Tennessee Valley Authority, East Mississippi Electric Power Association and Silicon Ranch Corporation are partnering to build a solar power generation plant near Meridian. The facility will generate up to…


Clarksdale Utility Getting $200K/Mo Via The Web

  CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — At yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale Public Utilities board financial officer Steve Reed reported that bills totaling nearly $200,000 per month are being paid through the website. A new payment kiosk has been installed near the drive-up window and should be operational within a…


Lakeport Legacies Tomorrow At The Plantation

  LAKE VILLAGE, AR (Ben Caxton) — Lakeport Plantation’s monthly history talk, Lakeport Legacies, will feature Lakeport’s Director, Dr. Blake Wintory. Wintory will present “From Mosaic Templars to Royal Circle of Friends: Identifying Arkansas’s African American Fraternal Headstones” on Thursday. African American cemeteries like Live Oak in Greenville and New…


Greenwood Graduate Produces Beyonce Documentary

  GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Greenwood resident and graduate of Greenwood High School, Brian ‘Kenny’ Moore, served as the executive producer for a new Beyonce and Destiny’s Child Documentary. “Girls Tyme – Making a Child of Destiny” explores Beyonce’s and Destiny’s Child Rise to fame and the sacrifices…


77-Year-Old Woman Shot In Self Defense

  ALCORN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The shooting of a 77-year-old woman in Alcorn county has been ruled justifiable homicide. Investigators say Gynel Windham left an auction and followed a driver down Mississippi Highway 356 Friday evening before getting out of her car with a weapon. The person she’d…


MVSU President Preferred Choice To Head Jackson State

  ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — The president of Mississippi Valley State University is the College Board’s preferred candidate to lead Jackson State University. William Bynum Jr. has led Valley, the smallest of Mississippi’s eight public universities, since 2013. He will meet with members of the Jackson State community…


Greenville Semi Rollover Crushes Crushed Cars

  GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A semi-trailer truck hauling crushed cars overturned in Greenville Monday evening. The semi was traveling along harbor front road when the driver lost control. The truck skidded off the pavement and overturned. Greenville Fire Department crews who responded spread chemicals to soak up diesel…


Harmonicas And A Car Show Approved In Clarksdale

  CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — At yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale city board, the mayor and commissioners approved requests for two downtown events. Third Street between Delta and Sunflower will be closed this weekend for Deak Harp’s harmonica festival, and Shannon Dixon presented plans for his second annual Cruisin’…


Judge Denies Bond For Kindergarten Killers

  MADISON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A judge has denied bail to three teenagers accused of killing a 6-year-old boy. Madison County Justice Court Judge Bruce McKinley sent co-defendants Byron McBride, Dwan Diandro Wakefield, and DeAllen Washington back to jail yesterday to await hearings next month. Prosecutors haven’t decided…