Explosion Kills Three In Jasper County

JASPER COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Three people died and two others were injured after an explosion Monday afternoon in Jasper County. Deputies responded to a call about a trailer fire around 4:00 PM. Three adults were found dead at the scene and two teenagers were hurt. Investigators believe one…








Mississippi Metro Areas Lag Nation In Growth

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Economic growth in Mississippi’s three metropolitan areas lagged the national average in 2016. Numbers released last week by the U.S. Commerce Department show the economy shrank slightly in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metro area, was flat in metro Jackson and grew in Hattiesburg. The Mississippi Gulf Coast…



Clarksdale Commissioners Discuss New Baseball Park

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — During yesterday’s city board meeting Clarksdale’s commissioners retained the P3 Group and Jackson’s M3 Architecture Group to undertake a feasibility study for a baseball and multi-purpose field and water activity park. The board also considered a request to change the 100 block of School Street,…