Failing Jackson Schools Closer To State Takeover

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Board of Education yesterday recommended that the state take over the 27,000-student Jackson district which has been accused of academic and accountability failures including letting seniors graduate without showing they met requirements, ineffective instruction and having unsafe schools. Governor Phil Bryant will carefully…



Meet A Published Author In Lake Village

LAKE VILLAGE, AR (Ben Caxton) — The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village is “Embracing the Literary Arts” with a reception on Saturday, September 30. From 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM that night they’ll be introducing some twenty-two published authors. The Center says presenting this art form expands their…



Woman Dies After Just Three Days In Jail

ALCORN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A woman being held on shoplifting charges died after spending three days in a Mississippi jail. 29-year old Bridget Marlar died last week at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Alcorn (ALL-corn) County jail employees performed CPR on her after she was found unresponsive…