President’s Day Holiday Announcements

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Instead of having President’s Day off it’ll be business as usual for the Clarksdale Municipal School District on Monday. Teachers and students will make up the two days that were missed last month due to sub-freezing temperatures with classes on February 19th and April 2nd,…




Delta State To Students: "No Coke. Pepsi."

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Ask for a soda anywhere at Delta State University the next five years and you’re likely to hear “No Coke. Pepsi.” The university has announced PepsiCo as its new beverage vendor of choice for the next five years. A university committee recommended PepsiCo following a…





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,…