Record Numbers Of Mississippi Seniors Graduate

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — A record 83 percent of Mississippi seniors graduated on time from high school last school year, even as lawmakers consider ending tests that affect whether students can graduate. The national graduation rate is 84 percent, and state education officials report graduation is up for all groups…


The Devil, And Drugs, Made Him Do It

COLUMBUS, MS (Ben Caxton) — A 36-year old Columbus man who received two life sentences for sexually abusing two people and kidnapping one of them blame the devil and drugs. In 2015 Autravious Gaston stole a car, robbed a store at gunpoint and sexually assaulted two women, forcing one to…


Train Strikes Pedestrian In Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A rare train-pedestrian collision has a 32-year-old man in the hospital in Jackson. The victim, who was not identified in the police report is believed to have been struck by the train on Lousiana Street in Jackson sometime before 7:00 AM Tuesday. He is reported…