Ed Meek Accused of Being Racially Insensitive

There is a petition circulating the University of Mississippi in response to Ed Meek’s now deleted social media post, which showed two black females on the square after the game late Saturday night, that had alleged racial overtones. Meek, a Meek School of Journalism and New Media donor, has since deleted the post, but not before it went viral sparking rage from the LOU community. Some of those who have signed the petition have also asked that Meeks’ name be removed from the journalism school bearing his name.

Home Invasion Suspect Caught

There was a home invasion early Saturday morning in the Holcomb area. Grenada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a home on Sparta Road, just south of Holcomb. Deputies arrested a Carrollton County man on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a dwelling, breaking and entering and attempted rape. Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Dale identified the man as William Barry, 45 of Carrollton.

Start Time For Magnolia Bowl Announced

Here’s an FYI…The Southeastern Conference recently announced the game time for the annual Magnolia Bowl between Ole Miss and LSU. It’s scheduled for Sept. 29 with kickoff is slated for 8:15 p.m. in Baton Rouge.

National Guard and Air National Guard Help in The Carolinas

The Mississippi National Guard now has approximately 60 personnel providing hurricane recovery along the east coast. Last week, the Guard originally stated approximately 20 guardsmen would provide aviation and mission planning support. The Air National Guard also has an RC-26 aircraft in the Carolinas to assist with search and rescue and damage assessments.

Two Bonds For Utilies In Starkville

During Tuesday’s Board of Alderman meeting, Starkville Utilities came before the board looking for approval on two revenue bonds for a couple of projects. One bond of $10 million is for improvements to the water and sewer system, and the other at $12 million is for improving the electrical system. Both passed by a vote of 6 to 1.

Rebels Lose Another Defender

The Ole Miss Rebels defense will be without junior defensive back Montreal Custis for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. To add insult to injury it came during the 62 to 7 loss to the #1 ranked Crimson Tide of Alabama. This is the second key player lost to injury in the secondary. The other is Devonte Evans. Meanwhile,Mississippi State jumped from #18 to 14 in the AP polls after last Saturday’s win over Louisiana.

Social Media Threat In DeSoto County

Horn Lake High School in DeSoto County, added extra patrols at the school after a student posted a threat on social media Tuesday. The Horn Lake PD has already detained a suspect that they believe is responsible. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Dept., Horn Lake Police Dept., and school officials were notified about the threatening social media posts and added the extra patrols as a precaution. The sheriff’s dept. said they treat these things seriously.

Young Hit & Run Driver Turns Himself In

This is a follow-up on a story we reported yesterday. The University of Mississippi Police Department has filed felony charges against a freshman for his involvement in a hit and run accident that left another Ole Miss student hospitalized in serious condition. Yesterday, the driver of a red 2011 Chevy Silverado, 18-year-old John Walsten turned himself in to UPD officers. Walsten was charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, and during his court appearance, his bond was set at $15,000 dollars. If you have any info on this incident, contact UPD at 662-915-7234.

Single Car Accident Claims A Young Man’s Life

A young Grenada man lost his young life in a single car wreck Sunday night out on a stretch of Highway 332. The victim has been ide4ntified as 18-year-old Quen Thompson, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley says that there were three kids, all from Grenada, in the car with him, and all under the age of 18. They are all currently being treated for serious injuries. Chief Hartley says that they are still investigating the accident.

Mississipians Headed For Florence

While Hurricane Florence is moving in, Mississippians are moving out. Hundreds are already in the area or en route to help residents affected by Hurricane Florence. National Guard members, search and rescue teams, utility workers, firefighters, medical personnel and Red Cross volunteers are among those heeding the call. And the need for assistance is expected to be long term. Duke Energy, the nation’s No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to 3 million customers in the Carolinas, with outages lasting for weeks. Ninety Mississippi Power linemen, engineers, safety, supply chain and support personnel left Thursday morning for regions likely to be affected.