Man Shoots Up Sisters Apartment

Police in Starkville arrested Jason Hemphill, 36, for firing two gunshots at his sister’s apartment. She was not hurt, and no one knows why the shots were fired. Hemphill, charged with aggravated assault is out on bond.

It’s Official: You Will Be Able To Bet On The Superbowl

The Mississippi State Gaming Commission voted yesterday to approve sports betting at Mississippi casinos. The new rule will take effect in 30 days. Here’s what you can bet on…sports at the professional and collegiate level…along with horse racing and greyhound racing. Wagers can also be placed on Olympic games. Governor Bryant thinks the money generated could fund road and infrastructure work. More than likely wishful thinking. Stay tuned.

State Plays Oregon State Today

Mississippi State Bulldog Jacob Billingsley, a fifth-year senior from Senatobia, has no idea what got into his team since the World Series started, but he hopes it continues. State plays the Oregon State Beavers later today with the chance to put State into the national championship series.

Where Does The Church Stand?

As of Wednesday, 2,342 children had been separated from their folks, put in detention centers and “tender age” shelters. Tuesday, the United Methodist Church brought church charges against Jeff Sessions, a Methodist, for child abuse, immorality, and racial discrimination . Church charges aren’t legal of course, but they ‘demand some degree of accountability.” Jerry Young, President of the National Southern Baptist Convention and a Mississippi pastor, said Sessions’ use of the Bible to support separations was “simply not wrong but a misinterpretation of the scriptures.” And Pope Francis called it immoral.

Insurance Rates Will Rise

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said insurance companies may raise Mississippi rates anywhere from 3-5% because of cell phones. Chaney said that it’s more dangerous to look at a text message than it is to have a blood alcohol level exceeding .08u, which is legally drunk. Chaney also said…Cell phones and texting will kill you.”

Bulldogs Advance at The CWS

In news from the College World Series in Omaha…I have just three words for you. State killed them! The big man at the plate was a freshman, Jordon Westburg. He had a grand slam and drove in 7 runs, while on the mound, Konnor Pilkington turned in a solid performance. The final was Mississippi State 12…North Carolina 2. Up next is the Oregon State Beavers who came out of the losers bracket..1st pitch is set for 2 o’clock on Friday.

Runoff Election For Senate Democratic Candidates Is June 26th.

We go back to the polls next Tuesday to vote in the runoff for the top two Democratic Senate candidates chosen in the June 5th primary election. According to the Grenada County Clerk, Michele Redditt-Garcia, said that the polls would be open for early voting Saturday morning from 8 until noon. In statewide totals, Howard Sherman led with 32% of the vote, while David Baria finished second in a very tight race with 31% of the vote. The winner of the runoff will take on Roger Wicker in the November general election.

Series Delayed By Weather

Lousy weather rolled into Omaha yesterday forcing a postponement of the North Carolina/Mississippi State World Series matchup. They’ll tee it up later this morning at 10. The winner of Tuesday morning’s game will play Friday, June 22, at 2 p.m. CT, while the loser will play Wednesday at 6 p.m. Both games will be televised on ESPN.

Protesters Burn Flag At Governor’s

Yesterday, Poor People’s Campaign organizers burned the Mississippi state flag outside the governor’s mansion. “This is an unfortunate instance of a group exercising their rights in a completely disrespectful and unproductive manner,” said Governor Bryant. Mississippi has the highest rate of poverty, and the lowest median income.

One Man Dead, Another Charged With Murder

A deadly night Saturday. One man is dead and another is looking at a murder charge after a Saturday night shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Chief Garrett Hartley of the Grenada PD identified the victim as 43-year-old Mario Price. Chief Hartley identified the shooter as 43-year-old David Tidwell Jr. Tidwell is being held in the Grenada County Jail on a $100,000 bond. This one is still under investigation.