Arkansas Governor Creates School Safety Commission

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — With the increased concern about school safety in the wake of recent events around the nation, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order this week that creates the Arkansas School Safety Commission. Hutchinson also committed $300,000 to the Criminal Justice Institute for additional…


March 3: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another week of news is history and if you weren’t listening to Delta Radio every morning here’s what you might have missed. Leland business were offered discounts on facelifts. A crop duster pilot lost his life in a crash near Itta Bena. Coahoma County has…


Clarksdale Officials: "Things Could Get Ugly"

CLARKSDALE, MS (Paul Wilson, WROX Radio) — Kappi Allen, the longtime Executive Director of Clarksdale-Coahoma County Tourism resigned on Monday and Marketing Director Lisa Rhoden was fired, several days after rumors began circulating about up to $100,000 in misappropriated funds. The state auditor’s office is expected to begin an investigation…





Mississippi Senate Race Opponents Are Set

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi state lawmaker Chris McDaniel, who lost a bitter Republican primary to Mississippi’s senior U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in 2014, is challenging the state’s other Republican senator, Roger Wicker. President Donald Trump is endorsing Wicker even as McDaniel says that he is the candidate who…


Would Be Barbecue Judges Offered Training

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — If you’ve always dreamed of being a judge at a barbecue contest but lacked official training, now’s your chance. With a slate of four contests in the great Delta Barbecue Battle coming up this year, the Memphis Barbecue Network has announced they’ll be offering judges’…


New Fences, Razor Wire Coming To County Lockup

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Eight months after Washington County Sheriff Milton Gaston first suggested installing additional razor wire at the Washingon County Regional Correctional Center in response to citizen and government concerns over multiple escapes, he’s finally getting his wish. County supervisors this week have approved a request to…