Ole Miss Wins

Ole Miss is now the SEC West champion after taking 2 of 3 from Alabama over the weekend, They were tied with Arkansas atop the SEC West, but the Rebels took two out of three from the Razorbacks back in March, so they owned the tiebreaker. They will open in the double-elimination part of the tournament on Wednesday.

Infrastructure Repair Will Need TONS Of Money

The Mississippi Legislature’s Democratic Caucus held a meeting to discuss the transportation and infrastructure crisis in the state. During the public meeting, Senators and Representatives heard from Scott Waller, President, and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council, and other officials. Waller said that since 1987 there has been a 180% increase in inflation and an almost 215% increase in structure costs. He compared this to Mississippi’s 18 cent gas and diesel tax which has not been increased since 1987. The math doesn’t add up. A report that came out in December of 2015 said that 13,192 miles of local roads are in very poor condition and would need $607 million for repair.

Ole Miss Wins 1st Game of 3 With Tide

Their regular season ends with a 3-game series with the worst team in the conference. Ole Miss took advantage of the opportunity by claiming a 3-2 series-opening victory against Alabama in Tuscaloosa last night. The win was the Rebels’ 41st of the season, which is a regular-season record for Ole Miss (41-13, 17-11 SEC). Arkansas took its series opener from Georgia, 8-6, Thursday night, which means the Rebels still trail the SEC West-leading Razorbacks by a game for the division lead with two games remaining.

New Rules For Lake Camping

The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced that there will be some new rules on campgrounds at Lake Grenada, Arkabutla, Sardis and Enid beginning June 1st. During the peak season…March to October…the length of stay for camping will be limited to just 14 days. After the two weeks are up, you may apply for an additional 14 days. At the conclusion of your stay you may move to another campground on the same lake and start all over again. The other new rule affects golf cart use. The new policy states that cart use will be limited to just those people with permanent disabilities.

It’s Iffy For Bulldog Baseball

There are too many ifs involving other schools prior to the SEC tournament next week. So, to quote the late Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders…just win baby. Mississippi State will play their 1st game of three against No. 1 Florida tonight. If they can win any one of those three games against Florida, they will qualify as one of the SEC’s top 12 teams and would be assured a spot in next week’s tournament.

Wicker and Hyde-Smith Attend Police Memorial

National Police Week, May 13-19th, is being commemorated across the country, and on Tuesday U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith attended the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol. The senators offered tributes to three Mississippi law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. “We owe a measure of gratitude to the men and women in law enforcement who dedicate their lives on a daily basis to protect us,” Hyde-Smith said.

Sports Betting in the SEC…Now What?

So what does the new Supreme Court ruling on sports betting mean for college football and the SEC. At a minimum, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said, there will be much more education and monitoring of athletes, coaches and staff.

Oxford School Teacher Killed By Drunk Driver

A Lee County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Joseph Britt for driving under the influence, which led to the death of an Oxford teacher. Britt faces other charges as well for the accident which claimed the life of Sherry Buford, 46, of Oxford, who died at the scene on Interstate 22 near Mooreville back in February.

Trump Nominated by Bryant and Others

It may be a little premature, but Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, along with a group of six fellow governors, are backing President Donald Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. They believe that Trump’s “transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula” make him a favorite for the award.

New Hope Animal Santuary

More than 100 supporters showed up Saturday morning for the grand opening of the new Hope Animal Sanctuary. Folks got a look at a new state of the art facility near Duck Hill that will house hundreds of battered and bruised animals. Each of the 20 dog houses on the property is insulated, heated and cooled with custom doors that lead to a fenced in back yard that measujres 40 by 100.

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May. 15, 2018 12:10 AM CST
by tmagoo