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Trump points finger at Sessions for Rosenstein controversy

President Trump appeared to blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the latest controversy surrounding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Sunday, saying that Sessions had "hired" Rosenstein to be his second-in-command.

Kevin Hassett talks corporate tax cut, rising wages

Hassett is under fire from the left for claiming the corporate tax cut President Trump signed into law has almost paid for itself. Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers fires back on 'Journal Editorial Report.'

Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy's anti-migrant leaders.

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Public Hearings Begin on Next Year's State Budget

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — State agency directors spoke to lawmakers earlier this week during a day of public hearings to start planning for the budget year that begins next July. The head of Mississippi’s prison system asked for more than $22 million to renovate buildings at the State Penitentiary...

Investigation Continues into Clarksdale Shooting Death

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — An investigation into the shooting death of Thaddeus Houston continues. The 32-year old father of five was killed and 30-year old Johnny Leflore was wounded outside of Club CW near Tallahatchie and MLK on September 8th and city commissioners are considering legal action against the...

100 Woman Attend Empowerment Meeting in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Over 100 women met up with the Delta’s “Boss Lady” Pam Chatman and the Magnolia State’s First Lady Deborah Bryant on Wednesday in Cleveland. The event, part of Coca Cola’s Global Initiative 5by20 Women Empowerment project, centered on empowering women throughout the Delta and the...

Delta-Gate: Thin Line Between Ethics and Values Could Deter City Evaluation

  BELZONI, MS (Tracy Dunn) — Gone are the days when Cotton Was King and Catfish Was Golden for Belzoni, MS. What was once a thriving downtown, now has more empty, boarded-up buildings than businesses. Every street in town is dilapidated and houses for sale or abandoned pepper city blocks...

Greenwood Hospital Shows $7.5M Loss Through August

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s hemorrhaging of money is accelerating. The hospital board was told Tuesday that losses are currently running 50% above last year at this time. Hospital Chief Financial Officer Dawne Holmes said the hospital had lost over well over half a million dollars in...

$71 a Night for Vermont Prisoner Stay in Mississippi

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — It’s a done deal. 228 Vermont inmates currently housed in Pennsylvania will move to a privately-run prison near Clarksdale next month. The Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, run by CoreCivic, has 350 beds available and Vermont will pay $71 per day per inmate...

Six MDOT Workers Hit & Injured in Two Days

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Six Mississippi highway workers have been hit and injured in the last two days according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. On Monday a commercial truck rear-ended an MDOT pick up on Highway 49 in Florence requiring three workers to be treated for injuries. In...

Candidates Certified for Fall Elections

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — State election commissioners have certified the candidates who will run for two empty seats in the Mississippi House. Nonpartisan special elections will take place November 6th with runoffs three weeks later. The winners will serve until January 2020. Eight candidates are running in District 85...

Man Arrested for Killing Girlfriend in Leland

LELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Leland man is behind bars today after being arrested in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Police arrested 46-year-old Corey Jimerson on suspicion of murder after finding 39-year-old Kimberly Jackson dead in her home shortly before noon Thursday. Jackson had been shot multiple times...

Mississippi Economic Growth Lags Behind Rest Of U.S.

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Economic growth in Mississippi’s three metropolitan areas lagged the national average in 2017. Figures from the U.S. Commerce Department show the economy shrank in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metro area and grew slightly in Jackson and Hattiesburg. The Mississippi Gulf Coast economy shrank 2.3 percent with declines...