Mainline Gifts UAM With Endowed Scholarship

MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — Southeast Arkansas’ Mainline Health Systems announced a $51,000 gift to the University of Arkansas at Monticello this week. The money is to be used to create an endowed scholarship to be presented each fall and spring semester in honor of Mainline’s founder and first director,…


Vicksburg Looking To Privatize Wastewater Plant

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Rising debt is causing Vicksburg to rethink public operation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant. At Thursday’s meeting of the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen, a contract with Trilogy Engineering Services of Jackson was approved to prepare a request for proposals to operate and…






200th Blues Trail Marker Dedication Today

LYON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The 200th marker on Mississippi’s Blues Trail, honoring the song “Rocket 88” written by Clarksdale native Ike Turner and originally recorded by Jackie Brenston, will be dedicated this afternoon in Lyon. The free events begin at 3 at Lyon Town Hall on Park Street with…