New Hats in the Ring for Mississippi Governor

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Just days after Republican State Representative Robert Foster announced his potential candidacy for Governor, Velesha Williams became the second Democrat in the race along with current Attorney General Jim Hood. A 1983 graduate of Jackson State University, Williams earned her Master’s degree in Criminology and…



CPU Listens to Customer Feedback

CLARKSDALE, MS (Paul Wilson WROX Radio) — Yesterday the board of Clarksdale Public Utilities voted to stop charging for customers to pick the date their bill is due. Responding to customer feedback, CPU General Manager Curtis Boschert asked for the change; approximately 300 CPU customers use the “pick a due…


Count Of Closed Bridges Going Up

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The number of closed bridges in Mississippi will likely go up as more of the state’s timber bridges are inspected. Mississippi Today reports that about 600 bridges are receiving their first examinations under a new set of Federal Highway Administration recommended standards. Governor Phil Bryant…


Clarksdale City Board Talks Policing

CLARKSDALE, MS (Paul Wilson) — Much of yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale city board was devoted to the police department. Chief Sandra Williams, Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez and consultant Fernando Harris outlined corrective actions the department has taken or may take in the next few months to reduce crime, from…