Clarksdale Female Police Chief Sworn In

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sandra Williams was sworn in as Clarksdale’s first female police chief at yesterday’s meeting of the mayor and commissioners. The chamber was packed with spectators as she pledged to use her 26 years of public service to make Clarksdale a safer and stronger community. The…


Monticello Clinical Director Elected To State Board

MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — A clinical director from Monticello has been elected to a state board. Byron Montgomery, Mainline Health Systems’ assistant clinical director and provider at Star City, has been elected to the Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association Board of Directors He’ll begin serving a two-year term representing District…


Mississippi Tax Collections Up This Year

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — This year’s Mississippi tax collections are looking better than they did this time last year. Figures released Friday by the Legislative Budget Office show tax collections for July and August – the first two months of the current budget year – are nearly $54 million…




Greenville Overgrown With Abandoned Lots

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville residents complained about overgrown lots and abandoned houses to the city council last week and while the city’s planning director understands the frustration about blight, the city’s $150,000 budget is too little to maintain all the overgrown lots. Greenville has cleaned up about 500…