Southern Miss To Go Smoke-Free In 2018

HATTIESBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Another Mississippi university will be tobacco-free next year. Starting January 1st no cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or products that mimic tobacco will be allowed at the University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss was one of eight colleges and universities in the state…






Drew Memorial Has New OBGYN On Staff

MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — N. Lakshmi Battala, an obstetrician, and gynecologist, has joined Drew Memorial’s women’s services team. A native of India, Dr. Battala graduated medical school at the age of 21 before moving to New York for residency. She has practiced medicine for 20 years, chiefly in central…



Monster Sized Mystery Cat In Mississippi

HERNANDO, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Facebook video shared thousands of times this week has residents of Hernando scratching their heads. Cellphone video shows a large animal walking out of the woods near a Wendy’s restaurant but witnesses aren’t sure if it’s a mountain lion, a cougar, a black panther…