Dak Prescott Helps Keep Mississippi Beautiful

“Pepsi and Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott have teamed up with Keep Mississippi Beautiful to raise awareness that it’s up to each of us to change our behavior. Litter hurts our state’s image, is a drain on our resources and negatively impacts our quality of life, economic development and jobs.” said Shelley Brown Floyd, chief marketing officer at Brown Bottling Group and president of the Miss. Beverage Association. The image of Prescott, a graduate of Mississippi State University, will appear on outdoor billboards throughout the state for one year. Broadcast radio spots, reminding drivers not to litter, will complement the outdoor campaign.

Grenada Soup Kitchen Gets Help from Several Charities

According to their President-Elect, Rob Dambrino, the Grenada Rotary Club and the Grenada Interact Clubs started a new vegetable garden for the Grenada Soup Kitchen. Along with help from Kirk Academy and Grenada High School, produce will be grown and harvested for donation to the soup kitchen. The garden is located at Jim Martin Park, located just off Highway 51 South. The Rotary Club requested use of the park for the garden, and that was granted by the Grenada City Council earlier this year.

Flags at Half Staff for Mrs. Bush

Flags in Mississippi and across the country will be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the former First Lady. The proclamation was signed into action by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves serving as acting Governor while Governor Phil Bryant is in London. Bryant was accompanied by many other Mississippi leaders, including Senator Roger Wicker, to send their condolences to the family and express the gratitude to Barbara Bush for the many years of service to the Country.

Freeze To Alabama?

Several news media outlets reported that Alabama wanted to hire Freeze as the program’s co-offensive coordinator but it was discouraged by the SEC considering Freeze had recently parted from Ole Miss following issues with the NCAA. Freeze resigned in July after USA TODAY Sports learned Freeze’s phone records showed calls to a female escort service. Saban said he had a lot of respect for the SEC and what they think is best for the league. “But I have a lot of respect for Hugh, and I think he’ll be back in our profession, and we wish him and his family the very best.

What’s The Future For The Sports Complex in Grenada?

Economic Director Matthew Harrison told the Grenada Tourism Commission that a projected sports complex is only a small piece of the overall economic pie, when he met with them recently at the Regions Center. Grenada City Manager Trey Baker, along with every tourism commissioner and Gary Worsham, the Director of Tourism, were all there to hear Harrison’s presentation. “Everyone is focusing on the sportsplex, but that’s only one piece of the pie of this economic landscape,” Harrison said. “It’s a three to four leg approach that includes community development, talent development and industrial development, and we have to look at the total picture.”

Tuohys Host the Manning Pro-Am Pairings Gala

Ahead of this weekend’s North Mississippi Classic golf tournament in Oxford, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy hosted the Manning Pro-Am Pairings Gala last night at the Country Club of Oxford. The Tuohy’s impact on Oxford and Ole Miss has been well-documented throughout the years. The resulting story of what then became their motto, “Families Don’t Have to Match,” was chronicled in Michael Lewis’ New York Times bestseller, The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. The inaugural North Mississippi Classic will consist of 156 players chasing a $550,000 purse, with the winner receiving $99,000.

Learn About the Joy Of Organ Donation

This Friday, April 20th, the University Medical Center Grenada will host the Donate Life Celebration. This is a chance for the people of Grenada to celebrate the gift of organ donation. In 2017, UMMC’s transplant program performed 164 transplants, some referred from UMMC Grenada. Those surgeries included 125 kidney, three pancreas and 36 liver.

Weekend Tornado Damage

Storms made their presence known across the state of Mississippi over the weekend and two tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service, but that number may continue to grow. Lee Smithson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said, “We have 30 counties total that reported some type of damage, so I think by the time that the NWS gets finished with their assessment, it’ll be over a dozen tornadoes that impacted the state.”

Ole Miss Loses Again!

Ole Miss has gone from not having lost a series this entire season to dropping two in a row. No. 16 Vanderbilt handed the fourth-ranked Rebels two crushing 8-7 losses in Nashville Sunday to sweep a doubleheader and win the three-game SEC series. The Rebels will try to end its two-game losing skid against Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Oxford.

Southaven High School Senior Jailed for Internet Threats

A Mississippi high school senior was jailed without bail Friday after the FBI charged him with threatening a school shooting over social media, but his defense lawyer says officials are misreading the student’s dark humor. After a hearing in federal court in Oxford, U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy Percy ordered 19-year-old Nathan Caleb Brown of Southaven held in the Lafayette County jail, finding him too dangerous to release. Court papers show officials confiscated three handguns, two knives and ammunition from Brown’s home. A brief search of Brown’s phone, after his arrest “revealed numerous searches involving serial killers and numerous photos of Columbine and other school shootings.” This case will be referred to a grand jury…stay tuned.