Parchman Guards Confiscate Illegal Pecan Pie

PARCHMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Parchman prison authorities have confiscated an illegal Pecan pie from inmates at the Parchman Work Camp. The offending pie was part of a haul of contraband seized including tobacco, cell phones & chargers, marijuana, shanks, dice, and gang paraphernalia. The guards were apparently too late…


Trial Date Set In Officer Manslaughter Case

LONG BEACH, MS (Ben Caxton) — An April trial date is set for the former Mississippi police officer charged with second-degree murder after her daughter died in a hot patrol car. 28-year-old Cassie Barker has pleaded not guilty. The former Long Beach officer is accused of leaving 3-year-old unattended in…




Coahoma School Lands 4-Star Texas Recruit

COAHOMA COUNTY — Coahoma Community College has landed a four-star football player from Texarkana, Texas. Lagaryonn Carson is a 6’5, 260-pound defensive end who was the number 3 recruit in the state of Texas, racking up 271 tackles including 72 tackles for loss and 36 sacks during his junior and…




Blue Springs: Over One Million Served

BLUE SPRINGS, MS (Ben Caxton) — Toyota’s Mississippi plant has assembled its millionth Corolla sedan. The company made the announcement Tuesday, a little over six years after it began building cars at the $800 million facilities in Blue Springs. The Japanese company marked the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking earlier…