Fall College Enrollment Down In Mississippi

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) Enrollment at Mississippi’s 23 public universities and community colleges is down this fall, off 1.6 percent at the 8 universities and 0.9 percent at 15 community colleges. Jackson State University shrank 12.5%, the most among universities as the school cut back on aid to students…


Teen Drowning Victim Identified By Police

  NESHOBA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Neshoba County Sheriff has identified the teenager who died after swimming in Lake Pushmataha.  According to Sheriff Tommy Waddell, 15-year-old Jerry Lee Triplett II was swimming in the lake on the Choctaw Reservation when he accidentally drowned. Triplett was a member of…




DMI Summer Camp Musical Showcase Saturday

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Students attending the 11th annual Delta Music Institute Summer Camp, hosted by the DMI Entertainment Industry Studies program at Delta State University, will present a musical showcase on Saturday at 6:00 PM in the Bologna Performing Arts Center on the campus of Delta State. The…


13-Year-Old Charged With Murder In Greenville13-Year-Old Charged With Murder In Greenville13-Year-Old Charged With Murder In Greenville13-Year-Old Charged With Murder In Greenville13-Year-Old Charged With Murder In GreenvilleGREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Four Suspects Arrested In Wednesday Night’s Shooting Death Of 33-year-old Anthony Edwards, Facing Murder Charges Range In Age From 13 To 19 Years Old. Edwards Was Found Dead By Police In A Field Off Sicily Street In Greenville. Arrested In Connection With His Murder Were 13-year-old Timothy Brown, 16-year-old Markiel Norwood, 17-year-old Frederick Pearson, And 19-year-old Tradarious Robinson. They Are Being Held In The Washington County Regional Correctional Facility Awaiting Court Appearances. [pstatus Status=future][pdate Date="Jul 10, 2017 05:00"][pcategories Categories="Delta Daily News, Local News"][pauthor Author="Ben Caxton"]



June 3: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — It’s Saturday, and time again for a look back at the week in news across the Delta. Homicides were up to start the week in Mississippi with one gunman killing eight people in Lincoln County, and shootings in Jackson and Vicksburg claiming two more lives…


Tutwiler Prison Guard Arrested For Trafficking

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics has arrested a Tutwiler prison guard in connection with a heroin investigation. 37-year-old Cynthia Smith was arrested over the weekend at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. Tallahatchie is a private prison in Tutwiler run by California-based Corrections Corporation of…