Work Detail Escapee Back In Custody

CALHOUN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — After two days on the run an escaped Mississippi inmate is back behind bars. Calhoun County deputies acted on a tip and captured Randall Scott Willis Sunday evening; he walked away from a work detail at Calhoun County Solid Waste on Friday afternoon. Willis…


Mississippi Maufacturer Buys Lane Furniture Brand

VERONA, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi furniture manufacturer has completed its purchase of the Lane brand. Verona-based United Furniture Industries is buying Lane from Heritage Home Group and gets rights to the Lane brand, a 300-employee factory in Belden, Mississippi, and a smaller factory that makes mechanisms for recliners…





Hollowell Loses Bid To Retain Council Seat

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville will be getting another new face at the City Council table. Democrat challenger Tasha Bailey gathered more than three times as many votes in the race to represent Ward 5 than the incumbent, Ann Hollowell. The official election tally showed Bailey with 198 votes,…



Weekend Brings Record Snows To Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Winter weather and freezing temperatures hit southern and central Mississippi on Friday. Some schools canceled classes and 8 high schools canceled ACT testing on Saturday as areas between Natchez and Hattiesburg got up to 6 inches of snow. Columbia’s 6 inches was a record and…