State/LSU

Mississippi State will face a stiff challenge against #5 and once-beaten LSU Saturday night in Death Valley. Given LSU just held Georgia, the No. 2 team in the country to less than 20 points last week, this will be one of those weeks in which Mississippi State digs deep into his playbook.

Ole Miss/Auburn

Ole Miss welcomes the Auburn Tigers to the Vaught this weekend for an SEC western division showdown. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. on ESPN.
Ole Miss (5-2, 1-2) is coming into the game after picking up its first conference victory of the season over Arkansas, 37-33. Auburn is 4-3 overall after starting 4 and 1, and 1-3 in conference play entering this week’s game against Ole Miss.

Mississippi Students 48th on ACT Scores

Mississippi students’ ACT scores are among the worst in the county, ranking 48th in the ACT’s annual report. Mississippi’s scores are higher than just those of South Carolina and Nevada on the exam. In Mississippi, scores fell well below the college readiness scores as well as the national averages.

Senator: Electric Car Tax A Mistake

Senator Billy Hudson, R-Hattiesburg, who voted for the newe electric car tax said that the tax is a mistake. When asked that electric and hybrid car owners don’t pay the 18.5 percent gas tax, he said, “They still have to buy a car tag!” Stay tuned.

Former Alderman Sentenced For Childe Porn

A former alderman for the City of Southaven was sentenced Wednesday morning to spend seven years and one month in prison and 5 years of supervised release for the transportation of child pornography. Ronald W. Hale pled guilty on April 2, 2018, to knowingly using a means of interstate or foreign commerce to transport or ship a visual depiction involving a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Home Invasion Suspect Has Date With The Grand Jury

A Carrollton man will face the grand jury because of an attack at a home in Holcomb. According to the Grenada County Sheriff’s Office, on September 21st, William L Barry, 45, broke into a home on Sparta Road. He was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, breaking and entering and attempted rape. Barry was bound over to a grand jury, and his bond was set at $150,000.

Ta’amu Recognized

Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta’amu accounted for 528 total yards from scrimmage, and put together a 97-yard last-minute drive that helped Ole Miss lock up its fifth win of the season. The 37-33 win over Arkansas Saturday night helped land Ta’amu the SEC Co-Offensive Player of The Week Award.

Canton Municipal Employees In Hot Water

State Auditor Shad White has announced that civil demands were issued to 12 current and former Canton Municipal Utilities employees totaling just under $102,000. The largest was issued to the former Executive Director, Kenneth Wayne Jones, in the amount of $78,612. This includes an illegal severance settlement paid to Jones.

New Man At The Guard

There’s a new man in charge. At a ceremony at the Mississippi Army National Guard Training Center this past Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Weaver was promoted to the rank of Colonel, and then assumed command of the post. “It’s an extreme honor to be selected to lead the Camp McCain Training Center,” said Weaver. “Our team will prepare for upcoming missions and continue to maintain the teamwork and dedication that has been present here since 1942.”

Metcalf Out

The season for Ole Miss wideout DK Metcalf is over. Metcalf injured his neck in the first quarter of the Arkansas game Saturday. Head Coach Matt Luke did say that the injury would not be long-term. He’ll be fine, said Luke.