New Taxes Could Fund Road And Bridge Repair

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A state lawmaker wants to raise taxes and fees to repair highways and bridges. On Monday Mississippi Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall announced a bill that Republican state Senator Dean Kirby plans to introduce next legislative session. Currently in draft form, Kirby’s plan includes…



Greenville Primary Results Are Now Official

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The city primary is all over but the shouting in Greenville. The Greenville City Clerk’s office has certified the vote totals from last week’s elections. Two candidates squared off in the Democrat primary for Ward 4 with the incumbent Betty Watkins losing to newcomer Lurann…



MDCC Announces Its 2017 Homecoming Court

MOORHEAD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Delta Community College announced its 2017 Homecoming Court yesterday. Four freshman and four sophomore maids were selected by other students. The young women having the honor of serving as maids this year are Me’Shya Thurman, of Greenville, Againette Dean, Youngsville, Louisiana, Shamiah Cannon, of…






Jury Set For Quinton Tellis Murder Trial

BATESVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Jury selection in the capital murder trial of Quinton Tellis took place yesterday in south Mississippi. Tellis was indicted in February 2016, more than a year after Jessica Chambers was found walking away from her burning vehicle near Courtland. Chambers died at a Memphis hospital…